The Role of the Kinship Worker

The role of the kinship worker has continued to develop as more children are placed with family members. This role is both complex and challenging given the unique circumstances of kinship families and the legal, financial, practical, and emotional challenges they face. This workshop would be suitable for practitioners who are involved in assessing and / or supporting kinship carers, including practitioners who are supporting children and young people living with kinship families.

Assessing Kinship Carers

The assessment of family members and known adults as kinship carers for a child or young person unable to live with their birth family is one of the most complex that a worker can undertake.  It is only through the completion of full and robust assessments that decisions can be made in the child’s best interests. 

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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KCASS Online Training Course Announced

Two half-day workshops for kinship carers focussing on the principles of non-violent resistance when tackling children’s difficult behaviours. To book a place –…/connective-parenting-nvr… FASD Hub Scotland and KCASS invite Kinship Carers to a 90-minute session on FASD.  This session will provide an introduction to FASD and the opportunity to ask questions. To book a place, …

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