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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: National Guidance on Part 12: Services in relation to Children at Risk of Becoming Looked After, etc

Published: 14 Dec 2016
Part of:
Children and families, Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786526571

Guidance which applies to those persons considered to be at risk of becoming looked after and the provision of relevant services.

38 page PDF

410.8kB

38 page PDF

410.8kB

Contents
Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: National Guidance on Part 12: Services in relation to Children at Risk of Becoming Looked After, etc
Appendix B: Further Information

38 page PDF

410.8kB

Appendix B: Further Information

For further national information on a range of organisations that can support children and families, please review the resources listed below. This is not an exhaustive list.

Aberlour

At Aberlour, we are there for children, young people and families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better. We support them through challenges like: living with a disability, growing up in and leaving care, and the impact of drugs and alcohol on families. We are committed to getting it right for our children by tailoring our services to help each child, young person and family achieve their own personal goals.
Tel: 01786 450335
Email: enquiries@aberlour.org.uk
Web: http://www.aberlour.org.uk

Barnardo's

Barnardo's Scotland provides more than 122 community-based services throughout the country working with over 26,500 vulnerable children, young people and their families.
Tel: 0131 446 7000
Web: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/scotland.htm

Children1st

Children 1st aims to provide excellent services which promote the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people. Helping vulnerable children and young people thrive safely within their families is at the heart of what we do.
Tel: 0131 446 2300
Email: cfs@children1st.org.uk
Web: www.children1st.org.uk

ChildLine Scotland

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
Tel: Call free: 0800 1111
Web: http://www.childline.org.uk

Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland

The Children and Young People's Commissioner is a person. Their job is to help you understand your rights and to make sure those rights are respected.
Young person's freephone: 0800 019 1179
Tel: 0131 346 5350
Email: inbox@cypcs.org.uk
Web: http://www.cypcs.org.uk/

Clan Childlaw

Clan childlaw provides children and young people throughout Scotland with free information about the law and their rights. We provide free legal advice and representation to children and young people. We provide training and information about the law to people who work with children and young people in Scotland.
Freephone: 0808 129 0522
Text: 07527566682
Email: info@clanchildlaw.org
Web: http://www.clanchildlaw.org

Child Poverty Action Group ( CPAG) in Scotland

CPAG works to get a better life for low-income families in Scotland through campaigning and lobbying, and ensure they get the correct information through welfare rights work, information, training and advice line for advisers. CPAG produce an annual Children's Handbook and a series of factsheets. They offer free, independent, expert, up-to-date advice and information to frontline advisers and support staff in Scotland on all aspects of the benefits and tax credits system.
Tel: 0141 552 0552 (Monday to Thursday, 10am - 4pm, Friday 10am - 12 noon)
Email: advice@cpagscotland.org.uk
Web: http://www.cpag.org.uk/scotland

Enquire

This is a Scottish advice service for additional support for learning.
Tel: 0131 222 2425
Helpline: 0845 123 2303
Email: info@enquire.org.uk
Web: enquire.org.uk

Families Outside

Families Outside is an independent charity which helps prisoners' families in Scotland through offering support and information.
Freephone: 0500 839383
Email: support@familiesoutside.org.uk
Web: http://www.familiesoutside.org.uk

Includem

Includem exists for the most vulnerable, troubled and challenging young people and their families. At the heart of what we do are tailored, one-to-one professional relationship which help young people build skills, self-confidence and resilience and to stop harmful behaviours.
Tel: 0141 427 0523
Email: enquiries@includem.co.uk
Web: http://includem.org/

Mentor

Through research and working hands on with kinship families Mentor provides advice, information workshops, training and dedicated family support to carers and children while delivering training to professionals to raise awareness of kinship care. This includes a National Kinship Care Resource Guide detailing the rights, roles and responsibilities of kinship carers including details of all local kinship care support groups.
Email: admin-scotland@mentoruk.org
Web: http://mentoruk.org.uk/

NSPCC Scotland

We work directly with children and families in over 40 service centres across the UK. We collaborate with frontline professionals and researchers to find innovative solutions and evaluate what works. And we can help you find the latest policy, practice, research or news - whether you're researching a particular therapy or preparing a court report.
Concerns about a child: 0808 800 5000
ChildLine: 0800 1111
Web: www.nspcc.org.uk

Parenting Across Scotland

Parenting across Scotland provides support for parents and families through our information services and partners' helplines. We find out what matters to parents and families and what they need, and get this across to politicians. We also share research, policy and good practice with people who work with families.
Web: http://www.parentingacrossscotland.org

ParentLine Scotland

The free confidential helpline and email service for anyone caring for a child to contact about any problem, big or small. ParentLine Scotland provides support to kinship carers as part of the national Kinship Care service.
The helpline is available 7 days a week;
Tel: 0800 028 2233
Email: parentlinescotland@children1st.org.uk
Web: www.parentlinescotland.org.uk

Scottish Child Law Centre

An independent charity which promotes knowledge and use of Scots law and children's rights for the benefit of children and young people in Scotland.
Freephone for under 18s: 0800 328 8970
Tel: 0131 667 6333
Text: text ' SCLC' and your question to 80800
Email: info@sclc.org.uk
Web: www.sclc.org.uk

Scottish Commission for Learning Disability

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability ( SCLD) is an independent charitable organisation for the learning disability sector. The SCLD have produced Supported Parenting: Refreshed Good Practice Guidelines for Supporting Parents with a Learning Disability. This includes a chapter on good practice where child protection procedures are necessary.
Tel: 0141 248 3733
Email: administrator@scld.co.uk
Web: http://www.scld.org.uk/

Scottish Families Affected by Drugs

A national charity that provides advice and information to families across Scotland who are affected by alcohol and drug misuse.
Tel: 0141 221 0544
Helpline: 08080 10 10 11
Email: inbox@cypcs.org.uk
Web: www.sfad.org.uk

Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares Scotland is a voluntary organisation working with and for care experienced children and young people.
Tel: 0141 226 4441
Email: hello@whocaresscotland.org
Web: www.whocaresscotland.org

Young Scot

Offers information for 12-16 year olds; includes arts, jobs and careers, housing, sport and leisure.
Infoline: 0808 801 0338 (Mon to Fri 10am - 6pm)
Text: 'callback' to 07781 484 317
Email: infoline@youngscot.org
Web: www.youngscot.org


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