Kinship care resources

The National Kinship Care Service has a range of resources to help anyone caring for a child.

Our national helpline can be contacted on 08000 28 22 33.

National Kinship Care Website for Scotland

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

Free Kinship Care Guide for Scotland


  • 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 about substance misuse, challenging behaviour, financial advice and the Curriculum for Excellence.

Watch our film to find out about what it's like to be a kinship carer.