Kinship care resources

National Kinship Care Website for Scotland

  • Visit for information and advice, training, policy updates and the latest news and events for kinship care families.


  • Download our factsheet for kinship carers about attachment. This highlights the importance of kinship carers in establishing secure attachment and gives practical guidance and tips. The factsheet was produced in partnership with NHS Health Scotland.

Support groups

  • Getting support from others is really important and we're involved in a number of support groups around the country. Find out if there are any support groups near you.


  • Watch our short films covering topics such as family conflict, stress, attachment, behaviour and kinship care groups.

The film below from Children's Health Scotland is called 'Health Matters for Children and Young People in Kinship Care'. It features kinship carers discussing issues affecting the health outcomes of the children in their care. There are also interviews with practitioners who discuss sources of help.