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Children and families
Children and families
Find out about fostering, becoming a foster carer, the different types of fostering, being in foster care and being a child of a parent who fosters.
Find out about becoming an adoptive parent, the adoption process, accessing birth records and post adoption support.
Find out what kinship care is, the rights and responsibilities of a kinship carer, how to become an approved kinship carer, and our support events.
Throughcare and aftercare
Find out about throughcare and aftercare, who is eligible for the service and the assessment and support available. Support includes helping young people leaving care to get health services, accommodation, education, training and employment.
Children's Rights service
Information about the rights of children and young people. Find out about what the service does and the help and support it provides.
Family Information service
A free, impartial service giving information and advice on childcare and services for children, young people and their families across Aberdeenshire.
Find out about working in the childcare sector, training courses and qualifications for childcare staff and funding for childminders.
Information about the support and help the children and families teams can give and how to contact them.
Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)
A national policy making sure every child or young person achieves their potential.
Information about what to do if you're worried about a child or if you don't feel safe.
The Children's Panel is a group of specially selected volunteers who make the decisions to help improve the lives of children and young people who have been referred to Children's Hearings.
Children and families policies and strategies
Find out about our children and families policies and strategies.
Whole System Approach
Find out about this Scottish Government-led initiative dealing with children and young people who become involved in offending behaviour.
Social work offices and family centres
Find your nearest family centre or social work office.
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