The Scottish Government are carrying out a consultation on how education is run: who should make decisions about the education of children and young people and how can funding of education be made fairer. They want to hear views from every part of Scotland, and have asked Mentor to share this review with parents and carers, and children and young people, especially those in kinship care.
London: Two of the UK's leading drugs education charities have announced they are to merge.
Having supported kinship carers for a number of years, we can clearly see that while they have been through the mill and face continuous struggles they are an inspiration. They have many hidden talents and their experiences and learning is in abundance. That is why we feel that they are the best people to support other kinship carers within their community.
We at Mentor are looking to form an advisory group of kinship carers from across Scotland to help feed into developments of kinship care work going forward, locally and nationally. We feel it is important that we listen to the needs and experiences of kinship carers and support them to have a voice within the community and with the Scottish Government.
A team of cyclists from CBRE GWS recently completed a charity bike ride from London to Brussels.
Ian Macdonald, a PSHE specialist and a consultant for Mentor-ADEPIS, recently delivered alcohol and drug education sessions to groups of young people visiting the UK from Egypt. Here, Ian reflects on the experience and what he learned about the common factors that impact education and prevention across different cultural settings.
Parenting across Scotland recently completed research on the impact of kinship care on employment. This briefing includes an overview of the research as well as case studies and a list of organisations that may be able to offer advice if you are affected by the issues discussed.
A team of cyclists from CBRE GWS are taking part in a bike ride from London to Brussels to raise money for Mentor and another charity organisation in September 2016.