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

Summary of our Legal Conference 2022

It was with much excitement that our staff, members and guests took part in the first in-person Legal Conference since 2019 at the Landmark Hotel, Dundee last month. From the buzz in the room and the noise levels, it was clear that “virtual meetings” are virtually successful but face-to-face conferences have a very particular energy and give us the opportunity…

Supporting the Workforce: Learning for Newly Qualified Social Workers

Block of 6 sessions, run fortnightly from 9.00am–11.30am – participants should attend each session. AFKA Scotland has developed a new model of online training to support newly qualified social workers and those newer to Children and Families social work to evidence learning in their supported year and to develop their knowledge of Social Work Practice and the legislative and policy…

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – TREASURER VACANCY

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 16 December 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…

Summary of our Legal Conference 2022

It was with much excitement that our staff, members and guests took part in the first in-person Legal Conference since 2019 at the Landmark Hotel, Dundee last month. From the buzz in the room and the noise levels, it was clear that “virtual meetings” are virtually successful but face-to-face conferences have a very particular energy and give us the opportunity…

Supporting the Workforce: Learning for Newly Qualified Social Workers

Block of 6 sessions, run fortnightly from 9.00am–11.30am – participants should attend each session. AFKA Scotland has developed a new model of online training to support newly qualified social workers and those newer to Children and Families social work to evidence learning in their supported year and to develop their knowledge of Social Work Practice and the legislative and policy…

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – TREASURER VACANCY

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 16 December 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…

Summary of our Legal Conference 2022

It was with much excitement that our staff, members and guests took part in the first in-person Legal Conference since 2019 at the Landmark Hotel, Dundee last month. From the buzz in the room and the noise levels, it was clear that “virtual meetings” are virtually successful but face-to-face conferences have a very particular energy and give us the opportunity…

Supporting the Workforce: Learning for Newly Qualified Social Workers

Block of 6 sessions, run fortnightly from 9.00am–11.30am – participants should attend each session. AFKA Scotland has developed a new model of online training to support newly qualified social workers and those newer to Children and Families social work to evidence learning in their supported year and to develop their knowledge of Social Work Practice and the legislative and policy…

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – TREASURER VACANCY

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 16 December 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…

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