Find out who can be a foster carer, the financial and practical support available and how to get in touch.

We're holding monthly drop in sessions throughout the year at the Avenue Market Place, Newton Mearns. Our next session is Monday 2 October from 10am to 12 noon. If you're interested in finding out more about fostering, please come along. All welcome.

About Foster Care

Find out about foster care and how we support children who can no longer live with their families

Types of foster care

Find out about the different types of foster care that we provide in East Renfrewshire

Support for Foster Carers

Find out about how we support our foster carers and training available


Find out about financial assistance when you become a foster carer

Fostering myths

Find answers to some common beliefs about foster caring

Become a foster carer

Find out about how you can become a foster carer and how to apply

Fostering Stories

Read about our carers and why they decided to foster