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Bin collections: snow disruption update: We are prioritising our bin collections and will be out on Friday 30 January to collect the domestic waste (grey) bins that we were unable to collect on Thursday due to the poor weather conditions. This means the brown bins (food and garden waste) will not be collected on Friday 30 January. They will instead be picked up on the next scheduled collection day. All other collection services will continue as normal. Please do not call or email to report a missed bin. Thank you.

Children and families

Fostering and adoption

East Renfrewshire needs foster carers for children aged 0 to 18 years and adopters for children aged 0 to10 years.

Family image for adoption and fostering


East Renfrewshire children and young people need temporary foster carers to look after them now, sometimes for short periods of time and sometimes for longer.
There are growing numbers of children living in unsafe family homes who need loving, patient and understanding foster carers who can look after them and help them to feel safe and secure.
We also need permanent foster carers to look after children and young people until they are old enough to live independently


Many children in East Renfrewshire and across Scotland will not be able to return to the care of their birth families. We need adopters to make them part of a new family to give them the love and security that will help them to develop into successful adults. The children will have difficulties related to their early experiences but we can support you to help the children to gain in confidence and become happier persons who can start to enjoy a safe and happy childhood. 

See 'A Film to Raise Adoption Awareness in Scotland' in external websites.


If you would like a social worker to visit you at home to discuss your enquiry further, please complete and send the attached enquiry form which you can find in the related documents section of this page.

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