Lord Provost Sadie Doherty with SKCA Chair Anne Swartz
Scottish politicians and public figures join 100 Kinship Carers at City Chambers to celebrate launch of Scottish Kinship Care Alliance.
Buttle UK launch groundbreaking study on informal Kinship Care.
Carers claim there is ‘institutionalised discrimination’ against their children in Scotland and demand to be included in policy making.
More than 100 Kinship Carers(1) from across Scotland(2) descended on Glasgow’s City Chambers today for the launch of their national Alliance which has been formed to campaign for the rights of the children in their care. The launch was attended by a range of MPs, MSPs, Councillors and civil servants as well as heads of Social Work, Police, and Scotland’s Human Rights Commission and Children’s Commission(3) and was hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow – Sadie Doherty.
Please read on for a report of today’s high profile launch and links to the extensive press coverage (at the bottom of the post).
The Scottish Kinship Care Alliance has submitted its first consultation response – to the Scottish Human Rights Commission’s consultation on the top Human Rights priorities for Scotland which they should include in a National Action Plan on Human Rights.
Our response focuses on the Human Rights issues affecting children in Kinship Care in Scotland. The full response is below.
North Kinship Carers demand Justice at Kinship tea party event in Scottish Parliament, October 2010
On 15th April the Scottish Kinship Care Alliance will officially be launched at a high profile event in Glasgow’s City Chambers hosted by the Lord Provost Sadie Docherty. A range of MSPs, MPs, councillors, civil servants and other policy makers, Social Work and NHS professionals, journalists, major charities..and of course hundreds of Kinship Carers from across Scotland will be present.
The launch will take place in Glasgow City Chambers’ Banqueting Hall from 11am till 12.30pm on the 15th of April 2013 . It will coincide with the launch of the second part of Buttle UK’s groundbreaking report on Kinship Care in the UK – which uses 2011 census data to give the most up to date figures available on the scale of the Kinship issue in the UK.