Kinship care

Kinship care assistance

There are some children in informal kinship care who are not looked after, and who fall under the provision of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.  

The 2014 Act introduces a duty on local authorities to provide assistance to qualifying people with a kinship care order or people who are seeking a kinship care order where they are caring for an eligible children and where an assessment has been completed of their suitability as carers.

Assistance may be provided to the carer and/or the child and may include advice, counselling, and financial assistance.  Further information is available: