If events over the last year have taught us anything it was not to put off those plans you have been thinking about. Our fostering team are hosting regular lunch sessions via Teams so you can ask questions about the process, the children, support and training and everything in between.
- 23rd Nov 12-2 for Adoption Week
Please email email@example.com for more information or to book your place
**New** Aberdeen Protects website
Aberdeen Protects is the overarching name being given to cover a range of partnership structures within the city. These structures are made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children, young people and their families.
Have a look at the new website here
Kinship Care Aberdeen Facebook page
Have you seen our new Kinship Care Aberdeen Facebook page?
Opportunities are now open for Individual Grants of up to £500 for Young People Ages 12-25 years old who are either currently Looked after at Home or in Kinship Care or are a Care Leaver.
Foster Care Fortnight
Foster Care Fortnight was 10 - 23 May
"To my foster children"
The doorbell rang and you were here,
You looked afraid, I was a stranger,
I held you close and wiped a tear,
I’d keep you safe and free from danger.
Read the full poem here!
Fostering was my lightbulb moment
After a long career in IT, as a consultant and trainer, I longed for something more fulfilling and rewarding, something that would be of value...
I talked with friends to see what my options were to allow me to work with children and young people, one friend who works for a fostering agency as a senior social worker asked if I had thought about becoming a foster carer. This was the light bulb moment! This answered most of the questions I was asking myself.
Read more Foster Carer experiences here -
LGBTQ Fostering & Adoption Week
1st to 7th March was LGBTQ Fostering and Adoption Week.
Read John and Richard’s Story here.
Kinship Care Week
15 - 20 March 2021 was Kinship Care Week. 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.
Read more about it here.
Kinship Care Team Newsletter
All the latest news from the Kinship Care Team.
- Issue 3 - Autumn 2021 - Includes training opportunities, Opportunity Grants, New Facebook page, PEEP group
- Issue 2 - Summer 2021 - Includes Summer of Fun activities, Outdoor Peep Group, Money Matters. Internet Safety and Bereavement in Kinship Families
- Issue 1 - February 2021 - Includes Money Matters, On the Horizon and Meet the Team.
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