Foster a Child



111 Oxgangs Road North, Oxgangs, EDINBURGH, EH14 1ED
0131 446 7000
North East, North West, South East, South West


Who is the service for?
Adults, Primary School (5-12), Secondary School (13-15), Early Years (0-5), Families
What age range is it suitable for?
0 - 1, 1 - 3, 4 - 12, 17 - 25


111 Oxgangs Road North, Oxgangs, EDINBURGH, EH14 1ED
0131 446 7000




Covid-19 UPDATE...

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are not holding events or undertaking visits we are however still very keen to speak with you and are able to answer questions by phone or email. Please do therefore complete the online – enquiry form and we will get back to you. We can also offer lots of information that we normally give at our fostering information events.

Ever thought about fostering?

You could give a home to a vulnerable child when they need it most. It’s about giving them a safe, secure place to live for a few weeks, months or even years.

Fostering is a really important role that can get a child through a difficult time. Your love and support can make a huge difference to their life – and to yours.

And you won't be alone: we will give you all the specialist support you need.

We believe you can foster

If you live in Edinburgh or South East Scotland and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help.

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.

Fostering is a way of providing a family life and home for children who cannot live with their own parents.

There are many different reasons why families start to foster but they all have one thing in common – a wish to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in care. It takes very special people to foster and we believe you can have an important part to play in helping transform a child’s life.

All kinds of children need loving foster carers, including:

- Children aged 0-18 years, but primarily children over the age of five
- Children from a BAME background
- Brothers and sisters
- Disabled children

Get in touch...

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

- Fill in our simple online form at
- Call us on 0131 446 7000
- Email us at
- Visit our Facebook page (
- Write to us at Barnardo’s Scotland Fostering Edinburgh, 111 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh, EH14 1ED

We have a focus on matching children who may need extra care and support from a foster family.

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