Regional Kinship Care Officers

Regional Kinship Care Officers

Each local authority area is covered by a Regional Kinship Care Officer from the Kinship Care Advice service for Scotland. Each Regional Kinship Care Officer and their contact information is listed below. In the first instance please contact your local Citizens Advice bureau - to find your local bureau see Find a Bureau before contacting the regional Kinship Care officer assigned to your area. 

Click on each CAB to find out the areas covered by each Regional Kinship Care Officer

Airdrie CAB

Locations covered:

  • Argyll and Bute
  • North Lanarkshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Orkney
  • Shetland

List of local officers:

Fiona

Temple

Phone: 01236 754109

Email: Fiona.temple@airdriecab.casonline.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

Locations covered:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Angus
  • Moray
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Dundee
  • Highland

List of local officers:

Georgiana

Bugeag

Phone: 01224 569762

Email: Georgiana.Bugeag@aberdeencab.casonline.org.uk

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service

Locations covered:

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Ayrshire
  • North Ayrshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde

List of local officers:

Marion

Hamilton

Phone: 0300 303 4321

Email: marion.hamilton@dagcas.org

Penicuik CAB

Locations covered:

  • Clackmannanshire
  • Stirling
  • Fife
  • Falkirk
  • West Lothian
  • East Lothian
  • Midlothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Scottish Borders
  • Western Isles

List of local officers:

Jacky

Thomson

Phone: 01968 664701

Email: jacky.thomson@penicuikcab.org.uk

National Co-ordinator

Locations covered:

  • Citizens Advice Scotland

List of local officers:

Susan

Hunter

Phone: 0131 357 9061

Email: Susan.Hunter@cas.org.uk

Need More Help?

By accessing our publications you will receive more detailed information and you may find these useful. If you require additional support you can contact the helpline on 0808 800 0006 or ask at your local CAB Find a Bureau for a referral to be made to a regional Kinship Care officer. Kinship Carers can also ask their local authority for support.


When accessing support it is useful to know the legal status of the child you have care for as this will determine what support you may be entitled to.


Legal status is determined by how the child came to live with you and as a result of this the child you have care for will be classed as Looked After or Not Looked After. 


If you are unsure about this your social worker or local social work department will be able to offer you advice on the legal status of the child you care for.


Don’t worry if you are unsure about this as any of the supports mentioned above will be able to help you.

For further information please see our Publications page.