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Children and young people are in care because of their family situation. Foster carers look after children so that families have time to sort out their difficulties.  Most children return home to their families, however for some children this might not be possible for a variety of reasons.  In these cases we might consider long term fostering or adoption as an outcome for the child.

Children who need foster care come from all areas across West Dunbartonshire so we need foster homes from the towns and surrounding areas of Dumbarton, Clydebank and Alexandria. Our aim is to help keep children and young people within West Dunbartonshire as local as possible to their families, friends and schools.