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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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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Kinship Families’ Views on Education: Scottish Government Review

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.

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Kinship Mentoring Programme

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.

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Scottish Kinship Care Advisory Group

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.

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