Care experience

Care experience


Kinship carers look after children and young people when their birth parents are unable to care for the child themselves. They may be a relative or a family friend.

With changing and diverse family types in Scotland today, it is important to consider the different influences in young lives and the potential impact these may have on their development.

You can also find out more about Who Cares Scotland?, a national voluntary organisation, working with care-experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland. The videos explain more about the work they do with care experienced individuals, and why this is important.


Key themes

Additional themes

Links to further information

Services for children: education system, NHS, voluntary

Some of the professionals involved in Laura's care

There are many strategies, initiatives and pieces of legislation in Scotland that protect and promote the health and wellbeing of children in Scotland.

This list isn't exhaustive and there are other valuable learning resources available.

Who Cares? Scotland

Types of care

Being care experienced


If there is a link that would be valuable to other learners, please contact us with further information or add to the Childcare Ushare web page