Carers needed for children from minority ethnic backgrounds

We have had the below information come through from the inclusion hub and thought we should share it in case any of our Dalry families were interested.


We are looking for foster carers who can support children and young people from minority ethnic backgrounds to help them feel safe and cared for and give them a sense of belonging.

fosterA national shortage of foster carers means that matching children and young people with carers who best suit their needs is an ongoing challenge. It’s important that foster carers have the skills, knowledge and cultural awareness to support them they so they can feel part of our community. Unaccompanied young migrants may have experienced trauma, war and poverty and we know that they often face additional challenges and need understanding in relation to the impact of racism and of growing up in a society where their culture and heritage is different.

Fostering doesn’t always have to be full time. Many of our foster carers who offer short breaks or host family foster care are able to do this whilst continuing to work. Carers also receive full training and support.

Anyone interested in fostering or becoming a host family foster carer can find out more at one of our pop-up events at Asda Chesser over the next few weeks.

The Foster with Edinburgh Team will be there to answer any questions on:

Tuesday 16 May, 11am-2pm

Friday 26 May, 11-2pm

There are also regular information drop-ins at Waverley Ct Courtyard on the first Thursday of the month from 5 – 7pm.

Find out more about fostering or becoming a host family foster carer.

If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link

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