Volunteer for the Fostering & Adoption Panel

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is looking for people with experience of Fostering or Adoption to volunteer for the Fostering & Adoption Panel that helps the local authority ensure services are run well for children and young people who can no longer live at home.

Fiona Miller, Social Worker at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: “We believe all children have the right to live in a family, but if they are not able to live with their birth family, fostering can provide a positive alternative.

We are in need of people with experience of Fostering, even those who may have been fostered or adopted themselves, to sit on the panel and help us assist a range of children, from babies to teenagers, to find short weekend breaks or even to a more permanent ‘forever’ home.”

All applicants will be subject to Local Authority, health, employment and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks.

Anyone interested should contact the Fostering and Adoption team on 01851 822748 or email  fosteringandadoption@cne-siar.gov.uk