Good Practice in Permanence Guides

Good Practice in Permanence Guides

AFKA Scotland has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to produce a series of three Good Practice in Permanence Guides to promote, support, and safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people who need permanence within family settings of Kinship Care, Foster Care and Adoption. These three guides will focus upon Contact (Keeping in Touch), Supporting Birth Families, and Supporting Families in Permanence. The guides will be modelled upon the series of four Good Practice Guides commissioned by the National Adoption Service in Wales and produced by AFA Cymru in 2021. Work has already been undertaken in producing a good practice toolkit Staying Connected which brings focus to good transitions for children moving within kinship, fostering and adoption.

Scotland made a commitment to every child, young person, and family that The Promise will be achieved by 2030. These guides will support the workforce to deliver change in the way children, young people and families experience their care journey and will promote consistent and effective practice within children’s services.

The work to produce the guides will take place between April 2024 and March 2026. During this period, we will be engaging with stakeholders to consider what needs to be included within the guides. If you would like to know more about development of the guides then please e-mail the project lead, AFKA researcher Mark Hardy, at mark.hardy@afkascotland.org.