Useful links

The following are other organisations which can support kinship carers.

Mentor, provides a Kinship Care Guide which is available from Mentor Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland Kinship Care Service and local authority social work departments.  The Kinship Care Guide is now also a web-based resource which you can access at,

Buttle  -01505 850437,  – provides small grants to meet the needs of kinship carers of not Looked After children.

Scottish Families Affected by – 0141 221 0544, and helpline- 0808 101011 – provides advice and information to families across Scotland who are affected by drug misuse.

Enquire –,  0131 222 2425,  and helpline 0845 123 2303 – provides an advice service for additional support for learning.

Useful Documents

Getting it right for very child in kinship and foster care, see link below

Relative Value report