Aberdeen City Council is committed to keeping children in their families and own communities, where safe to do so. When a child cannot be looked after by their birth parents, they may be cared for by family or friends, broadly speaking this is called kinship care.

There are different types of kinship placements and the duties of the Local Authority are determined by how the child came to live in a kinship arrangement and/or their legal status.

Aberdeen City Council adheres to the principles set out in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 in supporting kinship carers. 

The Kinship Team are an integral part of supporting kinship carers. The team sits within Alternative Family Care Service and work closely with staff across Integrated Children Services, Corporate Parents and third sector partners.

Have a look at our Autumn 2021 newsletter.

Check out our Kinship Care Aberdeen Facebook page.