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ROOM4U Foster Carers

  • Other
  • TBC
  • 40 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary
  • Closing 31st March 2021

  • Advertised from 2nd March 2021
  • £474 per week + allowances


“Have you got room in your home and heart to foster a teenager?” is the question posed by Room4U, Scotland’s newest fostering agency.

Room4U teenage fostering service provides high quality full time and short break foster placements for teenagers and young parents and babies accommodated by local authorities in South East Scotland.

We are looking for couples and single people willing and able to:

  • Offer a full time home to a young person aged 12+ or a young parent and their baby; or
  • Offer short term breaks to these young people and, where applicable, their babies.

Foster carers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and walks of life. Foster carers can be young or more mature, have children or be childless, employed or unemployed, home owners or renters. Foster carers come from different ethnic backgrounds and have a variety of faiths or none. Room4U foster carers will be people who:

  • Have already enjoyed caring for teenagers at home or work or in a voluntary capacity;
  • Enjoy working as part of a team;
  • Can be flexible, able to negotiate and compromise;
  • Are calm, tolerant, energetic, resourceful and resilient
  • Have a spare bedroom for sole use of a teenager or a parent and baby;
  • Live within 30 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary.

Room4U foster carers benefit from being part of a well-established organisation and will access support from our staff team as well as an extensive training programme. Foster carers will benefit from generous weekly fees and allowances.

Although Room4U is new, we are part of one of the oldest child care organisation in Scotland, the Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust, which has been in existence since 1733. Room4U brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of adolescents and young parents and babies to the fostering service.

Foster carers are self employed and will not be employees of the Trust.

Application notes

If you would like to find out more, please go to to request an information pack or telephone 0131 297 7322.