Families for Children is the adoption and fostering service for Glasgow City Council. Glasgow is the biggest local authority in Scotland, with the highest number of children who require foster carers and adoptive families. Good carers and adopters are at the very heart at what we do – that’s why we need the right types of people to change children’s lives. If you’re #opentofostering or adoption we’d be happy to talk to you.
To improve outcomes for vulnerable children in Glasgow by delivering and maintaining a high quality and effective fostering and adoption service
Children come into the care of Glasgow City Council for a wide range of reasons, including lack of parental care, parental drug/alcohol misuse and other child protection issues. Each of those children is unique and different, and deserves the chance to flourish in a stable home.
Our foster carers and adopters do an incredible and important job of helping these children feel safe and happy.
For example, four year old Martha is an energetic, happy child who gets on well with other children and adults. Martha was accommodated when she was 20 months old. She was subject to neglect as a very young child and many of her needs were not met. She missed out on the care she needed as a baby, so she can sometimes seek to be babied now and to act younger than her age. When this happens, Martha’s foster carers are able to reassure her and she responds well. Martha has been with the same carers since she was accommodated and the plan is for her to go forward for adoption.
Making a complaint
We welcome your opinions on our service and will always listen respectfully to your feedback. There is a clear process in place in the event that you would like to make a complaint about the service you have received from us. Please click here to find out how to do so.