Useful resources

This page brings together links to useful resources for kinship carers that we believe will be useful. Some of these are downloads: to save them to your computer, just hold Ctrl and click (Mac) or right click (PC) and select “Save link as” or similar depending on your browser and device type.

Supplier Resource
Alcohol Focus Scotland CHAT: children harmed by alcohol toolkit
Alcohol Focus Scotland My family & alcohol: putting families first
Alcohol Focus Scotland Oh Lila! Reducing harm caused by alcohol (pre-school)
Alcohol Focus Scotland Rory: reducing harm caused by alcohol (primary school)
Aldgate & McIntosh (SWIA) Looking after the family: a study of children looked after in kinship care in Scotland (2006)
CAS Kinship care factsheet
CAS Relative value: the experiences of kinship carers using the Scottish CAB Service (2010)
Children’s Health Scotland Health matters for children & young people in kinship care (film)
Clan Childlaw Resource library: an online directory of information & resources on legal issues relating to children & young people
CPAG Care leavers & benefits: giving good advice
CPAG Children looked after away from home by the local authority – impact on family benefits & tax credits
CPAG Kinship care & benefits – the essentials
CPAG Universal credit
Health Scotland Kinship carers factsheet
Mentor Alcohol & drugs: a guide for kinship carers
Mentor Relative support: a review of kinship care in Scotland (2013)
Nandy et al. (Bristol Uni. & Buttle UK) Spotlight on kinship care (2009)
PAS & Scotinform Kinship carers & employment: barriers & opportunities
Scottish Government Private Fostering information
SCPHRP Cathy’s relaxation story: A relaxation skills resource for kinship carers (coming soon)
SCRA Children’s Hearing System information resource for kinship carers
SCRA & Children’s Hearings Scotland My corporate parents (website for young people)
SCRA & Children’s Hearings Scotland Stay connected: corporate parenting plan annual report for young people (2018)
Selwyn et al. (Bristol Uni. & Buttle UK) The poor relations? Children & informal kinship carers speak out (2013)