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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Our Hosted Services

AFKA Scotland also hosts two organisations which provide important services and information:

Latest News

OFFICIAL REPORT LAUNCH FOR THE PROCESS EVALUATION OF SIBLINGS REUNITED (STAR)

Nurturing lifelong, loving relationships between brothers and sisters and those with sibling-like relationships is a core aspect of The Promise. The Community of Practice for Siblings is a welcoming network of connection and collaboration for those who are passionate about this agenda across Scotland. Siblings Reunited and AFKA Scotland look forward to welcoming the Community of Practice to STAR on 25th June from…

Securing Children’s Futures’ – Good Practice in Permanence Planning and Family Placement

We are delighted to announce dates for our next Postgraduate Course, Securing Children’s Future’s which will commence June 2024. This is a post qualifying course aimed at social workers and managers in children and families’ teams, family placement teams as well as other specialist settings across the statutory, voluntary and independent sector. Applicants will require the support of their employer…

NEW TRAINING…….SAFER CARING IN FOSTERING

We are delighted to introduce a new “in-house” commissioned training session on Safer Caring in Fostering.
This training session is aimed to help participants realise The Promise’s ambition that children stay where they feel loved and safe and receive the support they need to thrive. A robust safer caring approach can ensure children and young people’s needs remain central to providing a safe and loving home.

OFFICIAL REPORT LAUNCH FOR THE PROCESS EVALUATION OF SIBLINGS REUNITED (STAR)

Nurturing lifelong, loving relationships between brothers and sisters and those with sibling-like relationships is a core aspect of The Promise. The Community of Practice for Siblings is a welcoming network of connection and collaboration for those who are passionate about this agenda across Scotland. Siblings Reunited and AFKA Scotland look forward to welcoming the Community of Practice to STAR on 25th June from…

Securing Children’s Futures’ – Good Practice in Permanence Planning and Family Placement

We are delighted to announce dates for our next Postgraduate Course, Securing Children’s Future’s which will commence June 2024. This is a post qualifying course aimed at social workers and managers in children and families’ teams, family placement teams as well as other specialist settings across the statutory, voluntary and independent sector. Applicants will require the support of their employer…

NEW TRAINING…….SAFER CARING IN FOSTERING

We are delighted to introduce a new “in-house” commissioned training session on Safer Caring in Fostering.
This training session is aimed to help participants realise The Promise’s ambition that children stay where they feel loved and safe and receive the support they need to thrive. A robust safer caring approach can ensure children and young people’s needs remain central to providing a safe and loving home.

OFFICIAL REPORT LAUNCH FOR THE PROCESS EVALUATION OF SIBLINGS REUNITED (STAR)

Nurturing lifelong, loving relationships between brothers and sisters and those with sibling-like relationships is a core aspect of The Promise. The Community of Practice for Siblings is a welcoming network of connection and collaboration for those who are passionate about this agenda across Scotland. Siblings Reunited and AFKA Scotland look forward to welcoming the Community of Practice to STAR on 25th June from…

Securing Children’s Futures’ – Good Practice in Permanence Planning and Family Placement

We are delighted to announce dates for our next Postgraduate Course, Securing Children’s Future’s which will commence June 2024. This is a post qualifying course aimed at social workers and managers in children and families’ teams, family placement teams as well as other specialist settings across the statutory, voluntary and independent sector. Applicants will require the support of their employer…

NEW TRAINING…….SAFER CARING IN FOSTERING

We are delighted to introduce a new “in-house” commissioned training session on Safer Caring in Fostering.
This training session is aimed to help participants realise The Promise’s ambition that children stay where they feel loved and safe and receive the support they need to thrive. A robust safer caring approach can ensure children and young people’s needs remain central to providing a safe and loving home.

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Advice and FAQs

We offer bespoke advice to our members on a range of practice, legal and research topics around adoption, fostering and kinship care.

If you have a specific question, please contact us below, or visit our advice page to see answers to frequently asked questions.

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Browse our library of resources and publications, created to help you develop your practice, learn about the latest research and best practices, and stay informed on legal and regulatory requirements.

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