Angus Council fostering and adoption service recruits and supports foster carers and adoptive parents for Angus children. Our goal is to help families stay together, but there are times when children and young people cannot live in their own home.
There are many reasons why families experience stressful and challenging times. Illness, unemployment and changing family circumstances can all lead to tension and stress. Sometimes parents feel unable to cope, sometimes children are neglected or abused. Parents unable to care for their children may need someone else to look after their children for a short break or a longer period of time. In most cases where children need to be in care, they are placed with foster carers.
Children and young people of all ages need the care and support of foster carers - from babies to teenagers. Children and young people need care, stability and support. This helps them to grow and develop in a positive and nurturing environment.