Providing a family home for children either for a short break, on a longer but temporary basis or permanently
Fostering, adopting and looked after children
Everyday heroes wanted
Here in North Lanarkshire there are children of all ages who cannot live with their family for a variety of reasons and need a stable and secure home. For some children this need is temporary and short term, but for others it is longer and in some cases permanent. At the moment we have a particular need to find more people willing to offer a permanent foster home to a child or sibling group.
You don't need to be superhuman to become a hero in the eyes of these children. It's all about the everyday things. More than anything you need to be there for them and care. There are children that urgently need your help right now. With our support team on hand to offer all the practical assistance and advice you might need and more and more children needing care every day, now's the time to act.
Use the links below to:
- learn more about the different types of care a child may need;
- find out about the process of becoming a carer; and to
- request that information is sent out to you or make a formal enquiry.
Adopting a child
Becoming the legal guardians for children who can no longer live with their birth parents
When a child is looked after by their extended family or close friends, if they cannot remain with their birth parents
Providing a dedicated therapeutic home environment for a child with complex needs and challenging behaviour
Supporting a young person
Providing accommodation and support for young people leaving our care
The approval process
How to become a children's carer or an adoptive parent
Fees, allowances and charges for fostering and adoption services
Request a booklet or formally register your interest in becoming a children's Carer
Residential child care
We manage five children's houses located across North Lanarkshire
Children's Carer's Centre
Foster and adoptive carers in North Lanarkshire can find support and training at our facility in Airdrie
Other sources of information
A list of other organisations who may provide useful information
Are you looking after someone else's child?
You may have a legal responsibility to inform us
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