Kinship Care Guide for Scotland

Download the Kinship Care Guide for Scotland here

 Across Scotland, thousands of grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings and family friends look after children because their parents are unable to do so. This is known as ‘kinship care’. If you are looking after a child under these circumstances, you are a kinship carer and this guide is for you.

Mentor first published its Kinship Care Guide 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 third edition is published in partnership with the Scottish Government. It contains 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.

The Kinship Care Guide is a free resource: download the Guide by clicking the image above, or send us an email and we will post a copy (or copies) out to you.