Nurture Scotland - Support for Kinship Carers

Kinship Care is a living and care arrangement for a child or young person who lives away from the parent and is cared for by a close family relative, extended family member or family friend. Kinship Care is an alternative to care within the state system. Unfortunately, most kinship carer arrangements are not recognised by the state and even when they are, Kinship Carers are often not given financial or other help.

Kinship carers can face many obstacles:

  • Poverty
  • Child trauma, behavioural issues, disability
  • Dealing with additions or mental health issues
  • Family breakdown
  • Exhaustion
  • Ill health
  • Isolation

Our staff and trustees are dedicated to ensuring Kinship Carers have a strong platform from which to carry out their important work. We aim to support them in maintaining suitable, secure placement opportunities for children and young people.

We specialise in supporting Kinship Carers in all aspects of their valuable and often underestimated role in nurturing the future generation to realise and achieve their full potential.

Call us today if you or someone you know is in need of support, or if you want to be become a volunteer.

We provide 24/7 support to kinship carers