Children who use a fostering service are helped by highly-skilled carers, inspectors said.
Monitors from the Care Inspectorate visited Barnardo’s Scotland fostering service on Carden Place, Aberdeen, on September 20 and have now published their report.
The service recruits, assesses and approves foster carers who help children referred by local authorities.
They rated the service “very good” for care, support, management and leadership – the second best of six ratings.
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The report said: “Children and young people were being cared for by highly skilled and well-supported foster carers who were well trained.
“The service was highly skilled in connecting with the needs of the children and young people they supported.
“Foster carers knew children well.”