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Overview of our the Alternative Family Care Service

Our Alternative Family Care Service comprised of four teams:

Recruitment, Assessment and Training Team

If you are interested in becoming an adoptive parent it will be this team who will support you through this process. We run regular pre-approval training courses called Prep to Adopt and you will also be able to link in with a number of other courses which will enable you to understand the complexities of becoming an adoptive parent. Our staff will talk you through these.

Temporary Carers Team

This team supports our temporary/respite foster carers.  Temporary foster carers provide an important role in the lives of children. This type of fostering can last from a couple of days to however long it takes to find the right permanent family for a child, whether this be a return to their family or a kinship placement, adoption or permanent fostering.

Permanent Carers Team

If you are approved as an Adoptive Parent you will be transferred to this team and allocated a supervising social worker. Please refer to our Support page to see the different types of support that you can access.  

Kinship Team

Our Kinship Team assesses, supports and provides training to kinship carers.
We also work closely with other professionals within Aberdeen City Council who are connected to the lives of children be it from health, education or other linked in services. If you live out with Aberdeen, we will work with you to ensure that you receive the best service we can provide.
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