The Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) Scotland is an independent, charitable organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for care experienced children by providing support to all those working with and caring for the children. AFKA Scotland provides a range of services that inform, educate and support agencies and professionals working with children and young people, with a particular emphasis on achieving positive outcomes for children who are cared for through kinship care, fostering and adoption.
Our Vision is a future where every practitioner working with children, young people and their families is knowledgeable, skilled, confident, and empowered to support the safe, secure, and loving care to which every child has a right Our services support agencies and professionals to implement child centred, evidenced informed practice that involves children and their families in decisions about their lives, protect their rights and promote inclusion. Through our multi-disciplinary communities of practice, we enable social workers, lawyers, health professionals and educators to work effectively across professional boundaries to meet the needs of children, their families, and their carers.
AFKA Scotland’s multi-disciplinary team has a wealth of experience and up-to-date expertise in practice relating to kinship care, fostering and adoption and delivers a wide range of workshops and consultancy, post qualifying training, and conferences to assist professionals to develop the knowledge and skills they require when working in this specialist area.