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 such as illness or family stress. We also provide care for those who have suffered abuse or neglect at some point in their lives.

A centrally located Child Care Team, has responsibility for the recruitment, assessment, support and review of foster and adoptive carers. 

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.

We always need more foster carers and would like to chat informally with you. If you are interested contact us.

We believe that most children benefit from being cared for in a family where they can get the individual care and attention they need. Some children need temporary fostering, while others need a permanent placement with foster carers or adoptive parents.

If you would like an informal chat on fostering or adoption please contact us.

Contact Details

Adoption & Fostering Team

Childcare Section
3rd Floor, HSCP
Council Offices
Garshake Road
Dumbarton
G82 3PU
01389 776413 or 01389 776414

You can Email us

Care Inspectorate - Care Services

The Scottish Care Inspectorate – Assessment reports: for both Adult Placement and our Housing Support Service