National Guidance on Part 13: Support for Kinship Care

Year: 2016
Topic: Kinship care, Legislation
Author: Scottish Government

New guidance to support the implementation of Part 13 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, and on the associated Kinship Care Assistance (Scotland) Order 2016. The guidance is split into two parts:

  • the legal parameters of a kinship care order
  • the relevant kinship care assistance including information and advice and the financial support available with the cost of applying for a kinship order

It explains what kinship care assistance is, who is eligible and how it is to be made available. It also sets out the duties of local authorities to provide kinship care assistance.

The guidance was developed by Scottish Government in collaboration with CELCIS.