Practical and emotional support
Taking care of a child can sometimes be challenging and you may require additional support at times. You might want to meet up with other Kinship Carers to share experiences. You might want to know about training to help you manage particular issues, such as conflict with the natural parents or how to cope with physical or mental health problems. In an emergency, you might need to know who to call or you might want to access crisis counselling. The Kinship Care Advice Service for Scotland can help you find out what is available in your local area and how best to go about getting the support you need for you and the child that you care for.
You can access some guidance leaflets which may be relevant to you from our “Publications” page.