News and blog

Scottish Kinship Care Advisory Group

Sept. 23, 2016

[SCOTLAND] 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.

Unplugged case study published

Aug. 31, 2016

[MENTOR NEWS] Community Links, a London-based charity working to support local families, young people and adults, has published a case study of Unplugged as an example of an 'early action success story'.

Guest blog: Common experiences of youth in cross-cultural prevention settings

Aug. 24, 2016

[GUEST BLOG] 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.

New research on kinship care and employment

Aug. 18, 2016

[RESEARCH] 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.

Mentor to launch youth panel

Aug. 10, 2016

[MENTOR NEWS] Mentor is preparing to launch a panel of youth advisors to inform and develop our work by putting young people's voices at the heart of what we do.

Getting it right for kinship families

June 24, 2016

[EVENTS] On Tuesday 14th June, Mentor welcomed delegates from across Scotland to Dundas Castle to participate in a conference entitled, Getting it Right for Kinship Families.

Public health bodies call for new approach to drugs

June 22, 2016

[POLICY] The UK's leading public health bodies have issued a report recommending, among other measures, that all children and young people learn about drugs in school through personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) education.