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Kinship Care Programme

Kinship Care was chosen by the Board as Big Hearts main area of initial focus under our family focused strategy.


Big Hearts’ Kinship Care programme aims to address a real area of need within our community, with kinship care arrangements on the rise across Scotland.



We launched the programme in October 2015 with a weekly After School Club providing valuable support to young people and their carers within these families.


Since then, the programme continues to grow offering support to more families through a variety of different ways including our Annual Family Day, Match Tickets for families, Fostering Compassion workshops, Emergency Essentials Fund and free places at Holiday Football courses.


In 2017, we launched Big Hearts Befrienders to provide additional support to young people who need help. The project involves Big Hearts Volunteers who become trusted role models for children in kinship care.