Kinship Care Week 2021
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.
Aberdeen City Council acknowledges the personal commitment kinship families make to care for children, often having to change their lifestyle and plans for the future. Aberdeen City has many children living in formal kinship placements locally and across the UK and recognises that in order for kinship carers to positively meet the needs of the children and young people they care for, they need access to a range of responsive support services at universal, targeted and on occasion specialist levels.
All universal and partners services are working together to improve the experiences of children and young people living in kinship care and Aberdeen’s Kinship Team are an integral part of this.
A special thank you, from the Kinship team, for influencing the lives of your kin child and supporting their growth and development. In your unique role as Kinship Carer’s, you experience first-hand the successes and achievements of care experienced young people.
Importantly the Kinship Team continue to recognise the crucially important role you play. Today, as most days, the needs of kinship carers remain at the forefront of our work and we continue to explore how we can best support you in partnership with colleagues and partner agencies.
Since our team came together again in November 2018, we have been grateful to engage with all our Kinship carers in some form. Your participation and feedback have been crucial in the continued development of our service. We feel privileged when you share your stories with us and we hear strongly that we remain on a journey in order to achieve the support that you as Kinship Carers are telling us is needed.
The team continue to be available to you and should you need advice or support please contact us. The online training opportunities accessible and it is hoped in the very near future we will be able to introduce a level of face-to-face support groups and workshops again, be it virtually or in person.
Meantime we hope you can enjoy some range of online children’s events, webinars, training and new resources. offered during Kinship Care Week, being co-ordinated by Kinship Care Advisory Service Scotland (KCASS), which are funded by the Scottish Government.
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