Supporting practitioners and organisations working in fostering, kinship and adoption to promote the safe and loving care to which every child has a right.

What We Do

We are an independent charity that promotes and facilitates evidence-informed best practice in Kinship Care, Fostering and Adoption, through advising, training, and influencing practitioners and policymakers, and supporting them to improve outcomes for children and families.
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AFKA Scotland also hosts two organisations which provide important services and information:

Latest News

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – TREASURER VACANCY

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 21 October 2022 The Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) Scotland is seeking to appoint a Treasurer for its Board of Trustees.  The Board meets at 5.30pm one evening every second month and the Treasurer also meets with the finance subgroup between meetings. The Board consists of eight Trustees drawn from a variety of backgrounds including…

Partner Awareness Session

AFKA in collaboration with Adoption UK will host Adoption Week Scotland starting 14 November 2022 with the support of Scotland’s Adoption Register. Our theme this year is still to be confirmed but will be around connection with family past, present and future.  Adoption in Scotland We are holding a Partner Awareness Session on Tuesday 27th September from 09.00am to 09.30am…

THE STAYING CONNECTED PROJECT

This 12-month Project is funded through The Promise and will support practice development in Transitions to Permanence and ensure children and young people maintain the relationships that are important to them during transitions and beyond. The Staying Connected Project Co-ordinator, Carol Laird joined AFKA Scotland in July 2022 on a secondment basis from a local authority Fostering and Adoption Service…

ADOPTION EXCHANGE DAY – SEPTEMBER 2022

The next Adoption Exchange Day is set for Thursday 22nd September and will take place at Albert Halls, Stirling. Emails have been sent out to all adoption agencies across Scotland with the referral forms attached which must be returned no later than 15th September. If you are a prospective adopter and you are interested in attending this event, please contact…

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – TREASURER VACANCY

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 21 October 2022 The Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) Scotland is seeking to appoint a Treasurer for its Board of Trustees.  The Board meets at 5.30pm one evening every second month and the Treasurer also meets with the finance subgroup between meetings. The Board consists of eight Trustees drawn from a variety of backgrounds including…

Partner Awareness Session

AFKA in collaboration with Adoption UK will host Adoption Week Scotland starting 14 November 2022 with the support of Scotland’s Adoption Register. Our theme this year is still to be confirmed but will be around connection with family past, present and future.  Adoption in Scotland We are holding a Partner Awareness Session on Tuesday 27th September from 09.00am to 09.30am…

THE STAYING CONNECTED PROJECT

This 12-month Project is funded through The Promise and will support practice development in Transitions to Permanence and ensure children and young people maintain the relationships that are important to them during transitions and beyond. The Staying Connected Project Co-ordinator, Carol Laird joined AFKA Scotland in July 2022 on a secondment basis from a local authority Fostering and Adoption Service…

ADOPTION EXCHANGE DAY – SEPTEMBER 2022

The next Adoption Exchange Day is set for Thursday 22nd September and will take place at Albert Halls, Stirling. Emails have been sent out to all adoption agencies across Scotland with the referral forms attached which must be returned no later than 15th September. If you are a prospective adopter and you are interested in attending this event, please contact…

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – TREASURER VACANCY

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 21 October 2022 The Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) Scotland is seeking to appoint a Treasurer for its Board of Trustees.  The Board meets at 5.30pm one evening every second month and the Treasurer also meets with the finance subgroup between meetings. The Board consists of eight Trustees drawn from a variety of backgrounds including…

Partner Awareness Session

AFKA in collaboration with Adoption UK will host Adoption Week Scotland starting 14 November 2022 with the support of Scotland’s Adoption Register. Our theme this year is still to be confirmed but will be around connection with family past, present and future.  Adoption in Scotland We are holding a Partner Awareness Session on Tuesday 27th September from 09.00am to 09.30am…

THE STAYING CONNECTED PROJECT

This 12-month Project is funded through The Promise and will support practice development in Transitions to Permanence and ensure children and young people maintain the relationships that are important to them during transitions and beyond. The Staying Connected Project Co-ordinator, Carol Laird joined AFKA Scotland in July 2022 on a secondment basis from a local authority Fostering and Adoption Service…

ADOPTION EXCHANGE DAY – SEPTEMBER 2022

The next Adoption Exchange Day is set for Thursday 22nd September and will take place at Albert Halls, Stirling. Emails have been sent out to all adoption agencies across Scotland with the referral forms attached which must be returned no later than 15th September. If you are a prospective adopter and you are interested in attending this event, please contact…

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