Foster Placements

JMT Care Services

   JMT Care Services:   Foster Placements

JMT Fostering offers short break, interim, long term and permanent placements to children and young people of all ages. Our carers come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a range of expertise. JMT Fostering supports children and young people dealing with a range of issues including experiences of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), neglect, developmental trauma, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

We offer round the clock support from a small team of staff who provide an out of hours service. Our qualified social workers have a limited case load to allow them time to get to know their carers and young people really well. We offer initial and on-going training, both in house and using nationally accredited training providers, to support our carers to provide the best care experience for our young people.

Placement Descriptions:


Short Breaks – Previously called respite, a short break may be an overnight, several days or several weeks. At JMT Fostering carers may utilise short break care from other JMT carers to support the placement they are offering. JMT Fostering also welcomes referrals from Local Authorities for short break placements.


Interim – Previously called short-term, an interim placement is a placement lasting less than two years where long term accommodation has not yet been considered or agreed. Long Term – A long term placement is where a child/young person has been accommodated for more than two years but a permanence plan has not been agreed.


Permanent – A permanent placement is made when the decision has been made that a child/young person will not return home and a Permanence Order has been made.


About Us

JMT Fostering is a small not-for-profit organisation located in Scotland with offices in Livingston, Dundee and Prestwick. Since 1997, we have sought to make a difference for Scotland’s children and young people who are unable to remain at home. With JMT Fostering, children and young people have placements that are supported and secure because we have foster carers who are committed to making a difference in their lives.


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