Policy report: Coping with complexity: financial support for kinship carers in Scotland

13 August 2015

Kinship carers – family or friends who take on the full-time care of a child when the child’s parents are unable to do so – have been the focus of significant policy and legislative attention over the past seven years since the concordat between the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) committed to providing improved financial support for kinship carers of ‘looked-after’ children.

Alison Gillies, Welfare Rights Worker at CPAG in Scotland and author of Children's Handbook Scotland has produced a policy report this month, which takes stock of how the concordat commitment has impacted on Scottish kinship carers and the children for whom they care, and considers some of the challenges that lie ahead.

Read the report here.