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.
Speakers will include:
Jacqueline Williamson – Kinship Carer, outspoken campaigner and founder of Kinship Northern Ireland – our sister group, which has achieved huge progress in Northern Ireland.
Anne Marie Peffer – Buttle UK’s Scotland manager, commenting on the key findings of Buttle UK’s new research
Lord Provost of Glasgow – Sadie Docherty, host of the launch.
Anne Swartz – Chair of Scottish Kinship Care Alliance on why the Alliance has formed and our aims and objectives over the coming year.
Tulip Rippingdale - Vocal Kinship carer, Alliance member, and long term campaigner from Dumfries.
Jessie Harvey – Vocal Kinship carer, Alliance member, and long term campaigner from North Glasgow.
If you are interested to hear directly from Kinship Carers, and to join us in our struggle for the rights of children in Kinship Care please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to request a place at the event or to get more information.