During the past year Kinship for Kids has been working with kinship carers across the country and Children 1st to gain an idea of how best to ensure that issues relating to kinship care and firmly kept on the radar of politicians.
As a result, they have produced a local government manifesto on issues that need to be addressed. Kinship for Kids released a statement saying: “This manifesto is a snapshot of some of the areas we feel need to be developed to ensure all children and young people are treated equally across Scotland.
“We are aware budgets are tight and as a result we have kept this as realistic as possible .”
Kinship for Kids said that they had contacted all candidates of the local elections, receiving the support from candidates from the Scottish Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party, the Scottish Labour Party and Independents.
They have also been supported by Paul Innes of Solid Rock, Sheila McKay of Deveron Family Support Group, and Zoe Lawrence of PitStop, as well as from employees of Aberdeenshire Council. To find out more on the manifesto, contact the national kinship care helpline at ParentLine Scotland on 08000 28 22 33 or at email@example.com. Kinship for Kids can be contacted on telephone number 07873880195, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org