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Children and families

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Loving East Renfrewshire homes needed for young people

You can transform the lives of amazing young people like Jamie and Sophie by becoming a foster carer and giving them a supportive place to call home.

Contact our team in confidence about becoming a foster carer. Call us on 0141 577 8300 or submit the online form.
We're not looking for one type of person. We're looking for people from diverse backgrounds with different life experiences.
Find out about the main steps in the fostering process and how our team will support and guide you all the way.
Find out about the advice, training, practical and financial support you'll receive to foster a young person.
We need foster carers for short and long term care for young people of all ages, especially young adults.
Read about the experiences of real foster carers. Find out how fostering a young person changed their lives.
We asked some young people in foster placements to reflect on their experience of living with a foster family. Read what they said.
Did you know young adults also need foster care? We bust common myths that might stop you from fostering.
Find out about upcoming fostering events across East Renfrewshire and stay up-to-date with fostering news.