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Urgent! Aberdeen City needs foster carers

Fostering.  Urgent!  Aberdeen City needs foster carers.  If you would like the chance to learn more about fostering and meet some of our foster carers and team members, come along for an informal chat on 18 May from 17:30 until 19:30 at Westburn, 116 Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2QA

If you would like the chance to learn more about fostering and meet some of our foster carers and team members, come along for an informal chat on 18 May from 17:30 until 19:30 at Westburn, 116 Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2QA.

Kinship Care Aberdeen Facebook page

Have you seen our Kinship Care Aberdeen Facebook page?  It has lots of information on it about things like events, support and advice.

Fostering Newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter for stories from local carers, FAQ’s and information about our information lunches. Subscribe to the fostering newsletter.

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Aberdeen Protects website

Aberdeen Protects is the overarching name being given to cover a range of partnership structures within the city. These structures are made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children, young people and their families.

Have a look at the website here

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/aberdeen-protects

Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care Fortnight was 10 - 23 May 2021

"To my ​​​​​​​foster children"​​​​​​​

The doorbell rang and you were here,
You looked afraid, I was a stranger,
I held you close and wiped a tear,
I’d keep you safe and free from danger.

Read the full poem here!

Fostering was my lightbulb moment


After a long career in IT, as a consultant and trainer, I longed for something more fulfilling and rewarding, something that would be of value...

I talked with friends to see what my options were to allow me to work with children and young people, one friend who works for a fostering agency as a senior social worker asked if I had thought about becoming a foster carer. This was the light bulb moment! This answered most of the questions I was asking myself.

Read more Foster Carer experiences here - 

LGBTQ Fostering & Adoption Week

1st to 7th March 2021 was LGBTQ Fostering and Adoption Week.

Read John and Richard’s Story here.

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Kinship Care Week

15 - 20 March 2021 was Kinship Care Week.  Kinship Care Week aims to increase understanding and recognition of the role of kinship carers and the challenges they often face, but importantly, it’s also an opportunity to celebrate kinship carers for the incredible role they play in raising children.

Read more about it here.

Look out for further information on Aberdeen City Council's Facebook and Twitter pages

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