Useful links

The following are other organisations which can support kinship carers.

Mentor Scotlandwww.mentoruk.org.uk, 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 www.kinship.scot,

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

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

Enquire – enquire.org.uk,  0131 222 2425, info@enquire.org.uk  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

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2007/12/03143704

Relative Value report

http://enquire.org.uk/20100622/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/LACextra-support-at-school.pdf