Being a kinship carer can be tough, but I wouldn’t change a thing. When your kid runs up and throws their arms around you it’s all worth it

Welcome to the National Kinship Care Website for Scotland

This website is currently being reviewed and updated as part of change of delivery (Sept 2020). We are aware there is some out of date information remaining, please bear with us as we update the site.

If you have any queries please contact us on 0808 800 0006

The Scottish Government is committed to increase their support for Kinship carers and their families, through information and advice, along with development of supportive community-based peer services.

This website will:

  • keep you up to date with kinship news
  • update you on kinship policy changes and how they impact on you
  • keep you up to date on financial developments
  • provide a list of emergency contacts
  • provide you with list of support groups in your area
  • provide you with a list of national and local support organisations that can help you
  • connect you with other kinship carers
  • inform you of any events you may be interested in attending

Kinship Care week 2021 was a great success, videos of some of our events are available to view online. Find out more…

What kind of kinship carer are you?

Follow our diagram to find out which type of Kinship Carer you are?

Latest news posts

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Are you looking for information on benefits?

For information on your financial and benefit information…

Chat with other Kinship Carers

There are a number of support groups around Scotland where you can chat to other people in a similar position to yourself…

Support Groups

Useful services

This is a list of national and local support organisations that you can contact for further support for you or your family.