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.



We have lots of information about Adoption on FifeDirect.  You can also find out more about fostering within the Fostering in Fife website


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. 


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
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