We believe you can foster

If you live in North Scotland and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help.

Here at Barnardo's Scotland Fostering North, our team of dedicated social workers will support you throughout the whole of your fostering journey.

The rewards are huge. Knowing you've made a difference to a vulnerable child's life is something that will stay with you forever.

My main reason for choosing Barnardo’s was the efficient way they dealt with my initial enquiry. I had confidence from the start in their measured approach and was encouraged by the positive feedback from other foster carers. 

Gwen, foster carer

Areas we cover

We offer fostering in the following areas:

  • Dundee
  • Angus
  • Perth
  • Kinross
  • Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
  • Highlands

Care Inspectorate ratings

Quality of care and support: Very Good

Quality of management and leadership: Very Good

Foster carers told us they enjoyed positive relationships with their supervising social workers. They felt their work was respected and valued.

Care Inspectorate, latest inspection report

Get in touch

We can talk you through the fostering process and answer all your questions.

  • fill in our simple online form
  • call us on 01224 624 090 (Aberdeen office) or 01382 561900 (Dundee office)
  • email us at [email protected]
  • visit our Facebook page
  • write to us at Barnardo's Scotland Fostering North, 20 Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1UQ
  • Register for one of our North Scotland fostering events (see below)

Retired couple share experiences from their 40 year fostering journey

Man and woman, smiling and siting next to each other

Recently retired couple Jenny & Dave from St Cyrus were foster carers for nearly 40 years, spending the last 17 with Barnardo’s Scotland Fostering North. 

“We always thought that when our own children were at a certain age we’d foster...we saw an advert on television for Barnardo's and we thought that was ideal so we approached that project."

Read more about Jenny and Dave's experience, and their advice for those considering fostering, here. 

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    Foster a child

    There are many different reasons why families start to foster but they all wish to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

  • Ann and Brian, foster carers with Barnardo's

    Scotland North Fostering Events

    Come and talk to a member of our friendly team at one of our fostering information events.

  • A young girl and a woman sit talking on a bench in a park

    Jules and Jon's story

    Jules and Jon, from Inverurie, Scotland, decided to foster after their children had grown up and left home. They have been caring for a young boy for the last four years.