Clackmannanshire Council are committed to supporting our Kinship Carers and follow the latest Scottish Government guidance.
The extended family (grandparents, aunts, elder siblings etc) has long played a role in caring for children whose parents were unable to do so - a practice commonly referred to as kinship care.
There are two kinds of kinship carers:
Kinship care may be a short-term private arrangement between parents and a relative or friend, where the child goes to live with the kinship carer until they can return to their parents. If a private kinship arrangement is likely to last longer than 28 days, then our Social Services, Child Care service needs to become involved and the suitability
of the kinship carer must be assessed.
If you are unsure, please contact us on 01259 225000 or contact us at the address at the bottom of this page.
There is a also specialist helpline for kinship carers and trained advisers are waiting to take your call.
Child Care, Fostering & Adoption Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225000 / 450000