Kinship care

Breaking The Cycle: Mentor UK’s Kinship Care Conference

A recap of the most recent bi-annual conference, held Tuesday 25th September 2018 at Dundas Castle, Scotland.

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Summer Fun at the Big Hearts Bar-b-que

New to Mentor's Edinburgh Office, Policy and Communications Officer Elizabeth describes what it's like to join in at the annual Big Hearts Kinship Care Bar-b-que.

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Mentor & Big Hearts Men’s Kinship Care Group (Edinburgh)

Mentor and Big Hearts have renewed their Men’s Kinship Care Group for 2018.

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Kinship Care Week guest blog: Frances Rowan

Frances Rowan and her husband took on the care of her cousin's two daughters in May 2016. This week, Frances shares her experience of becoming a kinship carer and some advice for new kinship carers.

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Kinship Care Week guest blog: Melanie Onn MP

Melanie Onn, Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby, was raised by her great aunt from the age of seven. In this guest blog, she shares her experience of growing up in kinship care.

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Kinship Care Week: shining a light on family carers

From April 24th to April 30th, Mentor is leading Kinship Care Week for England to celebrate the dedication of kinship carers, raise awareness and funds for kinship care projects, and promote best practice among the professional community that supports these families.

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Mentor launches the National Kinship Care Website for Scotland

Mentor is delighted to announce the launch of the new National Kinship Care Website for Scotland, kinship.scot, the first site of its kind. This site will complement Mentor’s National Kinship Care Resource Guide by providing kinship families with information and advice, as well as access to training, policy updates, local and national support and all the latest news and events across Scotland.

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Mentor publishes Kinship Care Guide 3rd edition

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.

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