Renfrewshire Council


What fostering is and who can do it, information about becoming a foster carer, five great reasons to foster with us, steps to becoming a foster carer, foster carer stories.

Could you make the difference in a child's life? 

Becoming a foster carer is a highly-rewarding experience. You can offer a child the chance of a positive, brighter future.

We need all kinds of people for all types of children who can make them feel wanted, valued and safe. You can be a foster carer and be in work or unemployed, be single or married, be in a same sex or heterosexual relationship, or own or rent the property you live in.

So if you are tolerant, flexible and patient, and you're interested in finding out what's involved, these pages will give you more information.

Want to speak to us? We can talk you through the next steps in taking your interest forward. It'll be a friendly, informal discussion, so please do get in touch.

You can call us on 0300 300 1199 or email us at