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Why Children Need Fostering

Children who need foster families are aged 0-16.


There are many reasons why children and young people might need to be accommodated with foster carers. 

These can include:

  • Families being unable to cope
  • Parental ill-health
  • Parental drug or alcohol misuse
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • School attendance concerns
  • Youth offending
  • Abandonment

In West Lothian we need caring and committed people to foster babies, children and young people, both on a short-term and long-term basis.