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DURING Barnardo’s UK wide Fostering and Adoption recruitment campaign, which started this week, Barnardo’s Scotland is highlighting the need for more people to consider fostering and adoption in West Lothian.

Whilst there is considerable focus on placing babies and younger children, the charity would also like to highlight the needs of primary-aged children and those with complex needs. Fostering or caring for a child with complex needs can be challenging, the same as any job, but it is more than a job – it’s a vocation that’s very worthwhile and rewarding.

Whether you want to make an initial enquiry to take a child into your family for the first time or extend your existing family by adopting, please make the call to find out more about fostering and adopting with Barnardo’s Scotland, for Fostering phone 0131 228 4121 or for Adoption phone 0141 222 4700 or go online at

Maxine Hawthorn,

Children’s Service Manager,

Barnardo’s Scotland