Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland - https://afascotland.com/
Scottish Attachment in Action - http://www.saia.org.uk/
My Gov (Becoming a Foster Carer)
Citizens Advice Fostering
Coram BAAF (Relates to whole of UK)
ADOPTING A CHILD
My Gov (Adopting a Child from Abroad)
My Gov (Adoption)
Coram BAAF (Relates to whole of UK)
Coram BAAF Adoption Books catalogue
SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
My Gov (Getting information about your own adoption)
Kinship Care Advice Service - provides a free, impartial, and confidential helpline which gives advice and support on all matters relating to kinship. On range of matters including emotional support, Legal issues, Financial, Benefits, Welfare Rights, and provides workshops and training opportunities for carers and professionals.
- Helpline: 0808 800 0006, open weekdays 10am-2.30pm
Services and Supports for Kinship Carers Across Scotland - Links to statutory informal, third sector supports on a wide range of themes updated by Kinship Care Advice Service for both informal and formal kinship carers.
Child Against Poverty - Lots of useful information on a wide range money matters for Kinship Carers and also young people in Kinship arrangements.
Grandparent Plus - National Care Charity for England and Wales. Provides information on a range of matters including emotional support, Legal issues, Financial, Benefits, Welfare Rights, and provides workshops and training opportunities for carers and professionals
Citizens Advice Bureau - Advisors in every Citizens Advice Bureau in Scotland can provide advice and information about kinship care and they can also access additional, specialist advice where necessary.
- Scotland: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/ Advice Line: 0131 550 1000
- England: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ Advice Line: 08000 144 8848
Scottish Children Reporter Agency - Information and resources for children and young people., parents, kinship carers and professionals involved in the Childrens Hearing System.
St Machar Project - Facilitate a Kinship Support Group for carers whose children attend or are in the catchment area of St Machar Academy for both informal and formal kinship carers
Sunrise Partnership - deliver free, confidential support in direct 1:1 sessions and offer group work either as a day-long Loss Day Session or a ‘Seasons for Growth’ group. Sunrise helps young people to tell their story from their perspective, to make sense of what happened and considers the loss of important relationships and bereavements. Supporting many young people living in kinship arrangements
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
The parent and carer helpline is there to listen, and to offer advice, support and information.
- Telephone: 08000 28 22 33
Family Information Service
The Family Information Service (FIS) provides free, comprehensive and up-to-date information and advice about all services for children, young people and their families in Aberdeen. Our directory of services is for parents, carers, young people and professionals.
Aberdeen Young Persons Rights
Provide advocacy, guidance and support to Aberdeen children, young people and young adults, aged 0-26 years old, who are care experienced or are or have been involved in child protection processes, wherever they live.
- Email: YoungPersonsRights@aberdeencity.gov.uk
- Webpage: aberdeengettingitright.org.uk/young-peoples-rights/
Who Cares Scotland
Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland.
- Call: 0141 226 4441
- Webpage https://www.whocaresscotland.org/
Scottish Child Law Centre
Provide free expert legal advice and information to children and young people, their families and carers, and professionals working for and with children by providing free expert legal advice and information through their advice line, email, and website.
- Advice Line: 0131 667 6333 Webpage: www.sclc.org.uk
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS have created a pool of helpful resources from across the internet - https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/