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 information from Citizens Advive
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-experienced young people and benefits: giving good advice
CPAG Kinship care and benefits – the essentials
CPAG Kinship carers and universal credit
CPAG Benefits for care experienced students
CPAG Children’s Handbook Scotland | 2021/22
CPAG Scottish child payment and kinship carers
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)