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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We are now AFKA Scotland!

We are excited to share that as of today, Tuesday, 21 June 2022, we have officially changed our name to the Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption Scotland (AFKA Scotland). AFKA Scotland remains an independent charity that promotes and facilitates evidence-informed best practice in fostering, kinship care and adoption, through advising, training, and influencing practitioners and policymakers, and supporting them…

Research Report: Disruption of Adoption and Permanent Fostering Placements: A Scottish Perspective

The final report and briefings for a research study about the disruption of adoption and permanent fostering placements in Scotland are now available. This research was undertaken by AFA Scotland and the University of Dundee in 2021-22, based on analysis of reports and minutes of meetings held following the disruption of permanent placements, conducted by or on behalf of local…

New Research Projects

STAR (Sibling Reunited) Development Project Under the leadership of Karen Morrison, STAR – Siblings Reunited’ – has developed into a highly regarded service enabling brothers and sisters who live apart to come together regularly at a rural centre in Fife allowing them to build and maintain their relationships through positive shared experiences. The Promise Partnership Fund is supporting the further…

AFKA Scotland Responds to the National Care Service Proposals

The Scottish Government launched a consultation on proposals for the creation of a National Care Service; the proposed reforms around social care represent one of the most significant pieces of public service reform to be proposed by the Scottish Government, and have the potential to be the biggest public sector reform in Scotland for decades.  The Independent Review of Adult Social Care…

We are now AFKA Scotland!

We are excited to share that as of today, Tuesday, 21 June 2022, we have officially changed our name to the Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption Scotland (AFKA Scotland). AFKA Scotland remains an independent charity that promotes and facilitates evidence-informed best practice in fostering, kinship care and adoption, through advising, training, and influencing practitioners and policymakers, and supporting them…

Research Report: Disruption of Adoption and Permanent Fostering Placements: A Scottish Perspective

The final report and briefings for a research study about the disruption of adoption and permanent fostering placements in Scotland are now available. This research was undertaken by AFA Scotland and the University of Dundee in 2021-22, based on analysis of reports and minutes of meetings held following the disruption of permanent placements, conducted by or on behalf of local…

New Research Projects

STAR (Sibling Reunited) Development Project Under the leadership of Karen Morrison, STAR – Siblings Reunited’ – has developed into a highly regarded service enabling brothers and sisters who live apart to come together regularly at a rural centre in Fife allowing them to build and maintain their relationships through positive shared experiences. The Promise Partnership Fund is supporting the further…

AFKA Scotland Responds to the National Care Service Proposals

The Scottish Government launched a consultation on proposals for the creation of a National Care Service; the proposed reforms around social care represent one of the most significant pieces of public service reform to be proposed by the Scottish Government, and have the potential to be the biggest public sector reform in Scotland for decades.  The Independent Review of Adult Social Care…

We are now AFKA Scotland!

We are excited to share that as of today, Tuesday, 21 June 2022, we have officially changed our name to the Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption Scotland (AFKA Scotland). AFKA Scotland remains an independent charity that promotes and facilitates evidence-informed best practice in fostering, kinship care and adoption, through advising, training, and influencing practitioners and policymakers, and supporting them…

Research Report: Disruption of Adoption and Permanent Fostering Placements: A Scottish Perspective

The final report and briefings for a research study about the disruption of adoption and permanent fostering placements in Scotland are now available. This research was undertaken by AFA Scotland and the University of Dundee in 2021-22, based on analysis of reports and minutes of meetings held following the disruption of permanent placements, conducted by or on behalf of local…

New Research Projects

STAR (Sibling Reunited) Development Project Under the leadership of Karen Morrison, STAR – Siblings Reunited’ – has developed into a highly regarded service enabling brothers and sisters who live apart to come together regularly at a rural centre in Fife allowing them to build and maintain their relationships through positive shared experiences. The Promise Partnership Fund is supporting the further…

AFKA Scotland Responds to the National Care Service Proposals

The Scottish Government launched a consultation on proposals for the creation of a National Care Service; the proposed reforms around social care represent one of the most significant pieces of public service reform to be proposed by the Scottish Government, and have the potential to be the biggest public sector reform in Scotland for decades.  The Independent Review of Adult Social Care…

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