The Trades House of Glasgow
Kinship Care Initiative is designed to provide
opportunities and support to children and their carers (usually
extended family and friends), whose parents can no longer care for
them, to reach their full potential and become active citizens in
The Initiative aims to raise £3million between now and 2020 that
will be used to;
- Improve the life chances of children living in kinship
arrangements, particularly those who are unhappy or not
- Afford these children and young people the same opportunities
as their peers to develop confidence and skills, enabling them to
achieve their potential and lead successful adult lives.
- Ease the strain and financial burden on kinship carers.
Trades House, whose membership includes a wealth of experience with
deprived groups in Glasgow, will work with those already providing
essential support and ensure that the funds raised are utilised
effectively. Members will be there to provide mentoring and
What is kinship care and what are the key challenges?
Kinship care involves children being
looked after by grandparents, aunts, uncles, extended family and
friends full time, because their parents, for various reasons,
are unable to carry out this role. Children in Kinship Care present
many problems, due to the chaotic upbringing throughout their
formative years. Through no fault of their own, they become the
most vulnerable children in society with a very low self
What is difference will the initiative
In Glasgow, over 2000 children are currently being looked after by
Kinship Carers. Children and young people in Kinship care
placements often miss out on experiences that other children take
here to make a one-off donation or set up a monthly
direct debit via our JustGiving page.
Find out more
You can find out the latest news on the Kinship Care Initiative by
using the contact details below.
0141 553 1605