About Quarriers

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

Mission and values - what Quarriers believes in

Our mission is to enable the people we support to realise their true potential. Our vision for people we support to have greater independence and inclusion in their communities and to be active citizens who are in charge of their health and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do.

What we do

We support adults and children with a physical or learning disability, and families facing poverty, family breakdown and disadvantage. We provide guidance for young people with social emotional or behavioural difficulties or who are homeless, and help them work towards a brighter future. We offer advice and a friendly ear to carers of all ages, and through The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre and fieldwork services, we help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy.

We currently run over 100 services throughout Scotland. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of the people we support in each and every community, and our person-centred approach means that the support we offer is tailored to each individual, putting their needs first.

The Promise

Quarriers supports and promotes the principles of The Promise. Many of the children and young people we have supported through the years or continue to support have lived experience of care. To them we pledge to work together to develop and deliver co-produced services, with them at the centre.

We pledge to listen and learn, and to be open and honest. We pledge to be at their side, should they want us there to help navigate the challenges that life presents.

Quarriers services

With services across Scotland, from Moray and Aberdeenshire to Dumfries and Galloway, we provide quality support that transforms lives every day. We provide services for adults with a disability, families and children, people affected by epilepsy, and young adults. Search for a service or browse the full list.

Our history

Quarriers has a long history of helping children, families and adults overcome adversity, which began when William Quarrier established his first support services for orphaned and destitute children in Glasgow in the early 1870s.

Our history


Within the provisions of GDPR, we can share information from records we hold if:

  • you were a former resident at Quarriers
  • you are a descendant or other associate of a former resident, whether they were migrated to Canada or Australia or remained in Scotland

Contact us

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, access to Quarriers offices is very restricted, with most teams working remotely for the foreseeable future. Face to face meetings are no longer taking place and we advise anyone with any enquiries to contact us by email.

For general enquiries, please contact:
Quarriers Head Office
Quarriers Village
PA11 3SX
Tel: 01505 612224

Contact details for individual services can be found on each service’s page.

Quarriers Regulatory Scores

  • Percentage of Adult Services scoring Good and above – 88%.
  • Percentage of Children, Family and Young Person Services scoring Good and above – 100%
  • Overall percentage of all services scoring Good and above – 92%

Quarriers will update and publish these scores on a quarterly basis.