Kinship Care Week 2022

Find out what is happening for Kinship Week 2022. Here you will find details of what is on for the week, online events, webinars, training and family fun. Activities will be added regularly.

Kinship Care Week aims to increase understanding and recognition of the role of kinship carers and the challenges they often face, but importantly, it’s also an opportunity to celebrate kinship carers for the incredible role they play in raising children.

The week is co-ordinated by Kinship Care Advisory Service Scotland (KCASS) working in partnership with other Kinship Care organisations. The activities for the week are funded by the Scottish Government.

See the events listed below.

To register for our family trip to the Highland Wildlife Park click the link here

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Events

Events are planned by KCASS, AFA Scotland and partners through the week. Click on links to find out more and to book.

Kinship Care support organisations wishing to promote their events on this page please send details (event title, description, where, dates, times and booking information) to kinship@adoption.uk.org.uk

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Monday 14th March, 10am – 11am – you can register for this event here

We start off the week by welcoming Raymy Boyle himself a Kinship Carer who will deliver a taster Mindfulness session.

This free webinar is aimed at Kinship Carers at any stage in their journey.

Having Difficult Conversations

Tuesday 15th March, 10am – 11.30am – you can register for this event here

We welcome along the Scottish Council for Conflict resolution to deliver this newly developed training as part of Kinship Care week.

Calming Techniques for Carers, Children and Young People

Tuesday 15th March, 12.30pm – 2.00pm – you can register for this event here

We are delighted to welcome back our colleagues from Children’s Health Scotland Anne and Sarah who will deliver this session.

Promoting Positive Relationships in Kinship Care

Wednesday 16th March, 9.45am – 1.00pm – you can register for this event here

This free conference is aimed at Kinship Carers at any stage in their journey as well as those practitioners working with kinship carers.

Legal Q&A for Kinship Carers

*****This session has been postponed, there will be an update shortly regarding a further date and responses made to the questions already received. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.*****

Welfare Benefits for Kinship Carers

Friday 18th March, 10.00am – 11.30am – you can register for this event here

Welfare Benefits for Kinship Carers is aimed at Kinship Carers at any stage in their journey who wish to learn a little more and which payments may be relevant for Kinship families.

Highland Wildlife Park

Highland Wildlife Park

Saturday 19th March – Sign up for a free Kinship Carers day out to the Highland Wildlife Park on Saturday 19th March 2022.

We are pleased to be able to offer free children and adults tickets to our final event of Kinship Care Week 2022.

Tickets are limited to 2 adults and 3 children, but should you require more tickets please don’t hesitate to get in touch below. You can sign up here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trip-to-highland-wildlife-park-for-kinship-carers-tickets-272195944397

Still to come19th March 2022, local events where we will be meeting with Kinship Carers face to face and an exciting activity where all Kinship families can take part. Watch this space!

Why not have your own Kinship Care Week celebration at home?

Get all the family involved in Kinship Care Week and host your own “Bake off”. We have a cake/cupcake recipe and some decorating suggestions here. We would love to receive some photos of your cakes and celebrate your baking skills, we will share these on our Facebook page @kinshipcarecas too. You can send the photos to advice@kinshipscot.org

There will be a £50 voucher for the winner of the cake/cakes we liked the best.