FTS Care

About Us

FTS Care began in 2010 with one children & young people’s residential service in the Falkirk area of Scotland and since then our vision has led us to successfully open a further two services.


What sets us apart


FTS Care recognises that all young people should be treated with dignity, respect and equality helping them develop coping strategies and resilience. 

We create opportunities for change to allow the children and young people to heal and grow. We believe a productive, happy life is an attainable goal for everyone

Why Choose FTS Care?

We at FTS Care recognise the important contribution of our staff, ensuring a positive, empathic and proactive working environment. 

This is achieved by continuous training and development of each member of staff in line with Health & Social Care Standards page and The Promise thereby providing them with the ability to respond with flexibility to the variety of needs within our service.

We use the The GIRFEC approach:


  • is child-focused– it ensures the child or young person – and their family – is at the centre of decision-making and the support available to them.
  • is based on an understanding of the wellbeing of a child in their current situation – it takes into consideration the wider influences on a child or young person and their developmental needs when thinking about their wellbeing, so that the right support can be offered
  • is based on tackling needs early– it aims to ensure needs are identified as early as possible to avoid bigger concerns or problems developing
  • requires joined-up working– it is about children, young people, parents, and the services they need working together in a coordinated way to meet the specific needs and improve their wellbeing


The GIRFEC approach has been tested and developed across Scotland since 2006. It is based on research evidence and the experiences of practitioners, families and children

What do we offer

We currently have three residential care homes in the Falkirk area, We provide care for children and young people, between the ages of 8 and 21, using a nurturing approach.  


Our goal is to provide a homely environment and to support the young people in the next stage of their development.

Our Vision


We believe that there are no magic formulas just good combinations.  Our experienced team are fully trained in assisting with recovery from first experiences and to develop life skills, self-esteem and resilience.


Our Commitment


FTS Care is committed to providing a high level of care with individualised, person-centred planning to empower and enable children and young people.

Our Staff


We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff who genuinely want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.  We seek to employ people who are positive, enthusiastic, and committed to fulfilling all requirements as set out by our regulators, The Scottish Social Services Council & The Care Inspectorate Scotland.


We follow safer recruitment processes and strive to recruit the highest calibre of care staff to work with and provide a caring and supportive framework for children and young people. Our staff are trained in all relevant Health and Safety processes and all aspects of residential childcare, with a focus on :


  • Child Protection, Public Protection (Safeguarding children, young people & adults)
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Trauma Attachment & Resilience
  • Duty of Care
  • Duty of Candour
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, with a focus on de-escalation – this training provides the ethos and culture which is embedded in our daily practice.