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National Guidance on Part 13 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Support for Kinship Care

National Guidance on Part 13 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Support for Kinship Care

Friday, July 8, 2016

ISBN: 9781786523518

Provides guidance on Part 13 and on the associated Kinship Care Assistance (Scotland) Order 2016. Expands on what kinship care assistance is, who is eligible and how it is to be made available

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government, in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland (CELCIS), have developed this National Guidance to support the implementation of Part 13: Support for Kinship Care as set out in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and the Kinship Care Assistance (Scotland) Order 2016.

The guidance is divided into two sections: Part one explains the legal parameters of the kinship care order. Part two describes the relevant kinship care assistance including information and advice, the provision of financial support and assistance with the financial cost of applying for a kinship care order. Appendices are provided for those with a wider interest in this area.