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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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RELATIVE MATTERS: COURSE 3

We are now currently accepting applications for our third Relative Matters course, staring in October 2022, which offers practitioners a unique opportunity to develop their knowledge and practice in the area of kinship care. Aimed at social workers and managers working in children and families, kinship care and family placement settings, the course follows the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Kinship Care Week: 14-18 March 2022

Kinship Care Week aims to increase understanding and recognition of the role of kinship carers and the challenges they often face, but importantly, it’s also an opportunity to celebrate kinship carers for the incredible role they play in raising children. The week is co-ordinated by Kinship Care Advisory Service Scotland (KCASS) working in partnership with …

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