Mentor Scotland is delighted to announce the publication of the third edition of its Kinship Care Guide. The Guide was first published in 2009 and it has since become a vital resource for both kinship carers and professionals. It provides a definitive account of responsibilities, legal rights, financial rights and support for all kinship carers in Scotland, and offers step-by-step guidance on each of the processes that kinship carers may be involved in.
The new edition has information on all the changes from the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, as well as updated case studies and details of support groups, and a pull-out comic book with stories from children and young people who live in kinship care across Scotland.
Mentor will soon be launching a new website dedicated to kinship care, which will include a web version of the Guide, news and events, and a database of support for kinship families. The website will go live in March at www.kinship.scot – keep an eye out on twitter for updates!
But until then, if you would like to receive a free copy (or copies!), you can download the Kinship Care Guide by clicking the image on the right or send us an email and we will post one out to you.