Dundee City Council: Appeal for New Foster Carers


18th June 2021

Dundee City Council are looking for committed carers for Dundee children. This is a very rewarding experience and opportunity.

Dundee City Council would welcome interest from anyone aged 21 or over who feel they could offer a home to a child who can no longer live safely with their birth family.

New foster families are needed every year to care for children, with the greatest need being for foster carers for older children and sibling groups.

Make the first step to becoming a Foster Carer - use the enquiry form on our website to register your interest here or contact our team on 01382 436060.

We are happy to answer any questions.

Depute children and families convener Councillor Roisin Smith said: “I would appeal for anyone who is interested in becoming a foster carer in Dundee to get in touch.

“This could make a real difference for local children. Please take the first step and speak to our team.”

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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