More foster carers needed to help Falkirk children

Long-term local foster carers Carolann Murray, Maria Dewar, Pauline Cochrane, Gina Driscoll with Pauline Cochrane of Falkirk Council social work and carers department in 2012. Picture: Michael Gillen
Long-term local foster carers Carolann Murray, Maria Dewar, Pauline Cochrane, Gina Driscoll with Pauline Cochrane of Falkirk Council social work and carers department in 2012. Picture: Michael Gillen
  • Youngsters in need of short-term and long-term care
  • Information night offers chance for parents to find out more
  • Prospective carers urged to go along to Wednesday’s event

Falkirk Council is appealing for more people from across the district to consider becoming foster carers.

Many local young people aged 18 and under are in need of short-term and long-term care, especially children and sibling groups.

If you think you can make a difference to a child, please come along

The council is asking anyone who may be considering a career as a foster carer to attend an information night on Wednesday, which will provide the opportunity to find out more about what is involved and speak to those with experience of the job.

The event takes place at the Park Hotel, Falkirk, from 7-9 p.m.

The local authority offers all potential carers support, training and pays fees and allowances to those that sign up.

A spokesman said: “If you think you can make a difference to a child, please come along.”

For more information, visit

www.falkirk.gov.uk/fostering.