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Mentor. (2017) Kinship care: children cared for by family and friends. Edinburgh: Mentor. 140 p.

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

Mentor produced the first ever Kinship Care Guide in 2009, and we are now onto our third edition. The new guide, produced in partnership with the Scottish Government, incorporates the recent legislative changes from the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The guide has been produced with input from kinship carers and professionals and is a definitive guide to responsibilities, legal rights, financial rights and support for kinship carers in Scotland.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Mentor
Date:2017
Pages:140 p.
Publisher:Mentor
Corporate Creators:Mentor
Place of Publication:Edinburgh
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Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support > Parental support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of parent
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of grandparent
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Parent-child relations
T Demographic characteristics > Child
T Demographic characteristics > Child of person who uses substances
T Demographic characteristics > Parent
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland

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