Kinship Care Update and Newsletter

Kinship Care Update and Newsletter

14th April 2020

The National Kinship Care service for Scotland is fully operational during this period.  Our kinship care helpline and regional officers are available to you.  We continue to offer out full advice service and encourage any kinship carers to contact us for assistance and advice.

Our service works in partnership with all Scottish bureaux and we can provide you with any emergency advice and assistance information required within your local areas.    In addition we will be updating our social media regularly and you can access our website for full contact details for our service.

 Local authorities, Scottish government and other third party organisations are actively updating their websites with information of action and assistance within their local  area also our service provides you with the support to make contact and arrange for assistance.

The kinship care service is available to you and your families and we are continuing to offer our services to kinship carers across Scotland.  

Please contact us : Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5pm on 0808 800 0006.

Please view our video here with more information on our current service provision. 

Our newly published newsletter can be found at the bottom of this article under useful files.

 Regional officer's contact details: 

Fiona Temple based in Airdrie CAB and covering the following areas:  Argyll and Bute, North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire, Orkney &  Shetland

Phone: 01236 754109 or email: Fiona.temple@airdriecab.casonline.org.uk

 

Georgiana Bugeag:  Based within Aberdeen CAB and covering the following areas: Aberdeen   Aberdeenshire   Angus   Moray   Perth and Kinross   Dundee   Highland

Phone: 01224 569762 or email: Georgiana.Bugeag@aberdeencab.casonline.org.uk

 

Marion Hamilton: Based in Dumfries and Galloway  CAB and covering the following areas:  East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, Glasgow & Inverclyde

Phone: 0300 303 4321 or email: marion.hamilton@dagcas.org

 

Jacky Thomson:  based in Penicuik CAB and covering the following areas; Clackmannanshire, Stirling, Fife , Falkirk, West Lothian, East Lothian, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Scottish Borders & Western Isles

Phone: 01968 664701 or email: jacky.thomson@penicuikcab.org.uk

 

National  Coordinator:

Susan Hunter: Based within Citizen Advice Scotland: Phone: 0131 357 9061 or email: Susan.Hunter@cas.org.uk 

https://www.kinshipcarescotland.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/kinshipcarecas

 

Other useful website links:

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/family/children-and-young-people/kinship-care-s/ 

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2020/03/17/supporting-children-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

https://www.cas.org.uk/Coronavirus-what%20it%20means%20for%20you

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you-s/

https://www.gov.scot/publications/covid-shielding-contacts/

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/benefits/help-if-on-a-low-income/foodbanks-and-other-help-in-your-area/

 

Useful files