Mentor is delighted to announce the publication of the third edition of its Kinship Care Guide. The Guide was first published in 2009 and has since become a vital resource for both kinship carers and professionals, providing a definitive account of responsibilities, legal rights, financial rights and support for kinship carers in Scotland.
A memorial gig is being held on 2 March, at Nambucca, Upper Islington for Louise Cattell who died exactly six years ago in March 2011. The proceeds for the event will fund work progammes for the drugs and alcohol prevention charity Mentor UK.
A recently published report by the Scottish Government showed that prevention education focussing on a life course approach can be effective in changing children’s outlook to alcohol and drugs.
Having recently secured funding for an additional three years of the Alcohol and Drugs Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS), Mentor are currently looking for research professionals to help us strengthen the ADEPIS platform by evaluating services provided from 2013-present, in order to inform the delivery of future activities.
Lisa Lione, Senior Lecturer in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire and a member of Mentor's Expert Advisory Panel, published this article in the British Pharmacological Society journal Pharmacology Matters in November 2016. It is shared here with permission.
On 17 November Lord Benjamin Mancroft invited friends and supporters of the two leading drug prevention charities, Mentor UK and Angelus, to an event at the House of Lords to celebrate their merger.
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.