Fostering, Adoption & Kinship Care


Fife Council believes that children have the right to live in a family.  If they are not able to live within their birth family, fostering can provide a positive alternative, either until they can return home or move to independence or adoption.

Offering a child a home for life is one of the biggest and most life-changing decisions you can make. It’s not a simple decision and you need to go into the process with your eyes open.

You can also find out more about fostering within the Fostering in Fife website or call 01383 602235 to discuss your interest with a social worker. 




Adoption is a life-changing decision. If you are thinking about adoption we ask that you come with an open mind. We are looking for people willing to consider a child or siblings in the age range 18 months to 6 years old.    We have lots of information about Adoption on FifeDirect


Supported Lodgings

Some young people experience difficulties with the transition from care to independent living so Fife Council have set up the Supported Lodgings Scheme to try and make this move easier. Contact Ellie Hague, Social Worker  Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 47 05 98 to discuss and ask questions.


Kinship Care

When parents are unable to look after their children, relatives or family friends will sometimes step in and offer to help. A Kinship carer is someone that cares for a child who is not their own but is either related to them or has a close relationship with the child.

Fife Council Kinship Care Team offers support, information and advice to kinship carers, so they are better equipped to meet the needs of the children and young people in their care.


Family Placement Service Permanent Fostering Team
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 ext 471074 Contact Family Placement Service Permanent Fostering Team online

Adoption Team
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 VOIP ext 471074  Contact Adoption Team online

Children & Families, Looked-after children resources

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