We’re delighted to be able to announce that we’ve been awarded funding by The Scottish Government‘s Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund.

The funding will support a new project called Creative Kin which supports kinship carers and their families in Ayrshire and Moray.

We’re really excited to be working with Children 1st to deliver this programme using creativity to build on carer’s parental capacity, strengthening attachment and contributing to positive health and wellbeing of both the carers and their children.

Minister for Childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald made the announcement during a Scottish Government debate on improving the care experience for looked after children.

Mr McDonald said:

“Over the decades we have learned a lot about what works when it comes to intervening in the lives of children who have been neglected, abused and traumatised.

“We are making real progress through Getting It Right for Every Child, changing culture and practice to prevent children coming into care and to intervene early when they are at risk of becoming looked after.

“This work is vital and must continue, which is why, Presiding Officer, I can announce investment of £3.3 million in 2017/18 by this government for organisations working alongside statutory agencies to directly support better outcomes for looked after children and also, provide support for vulnerable families that may help prevent children becoming looked after.”

Read the Scottish Government Press Release