Kinship Care Advice Service

The Kinship Care Advice Service for South West Scotland and Glasgow is based at DAGCAS. We are here to give advice about the huge variety of issues that affect kinship carers. For example, we can advise you about the legal status of the child(ren) that you care for, entitlement to Kinship Care Allowance, and entitlement to other benefits. We can also help kinship carers to source social and emotional support available in the area.

Entitlement to Kinship Care Allowance and to kinship care assistance from the local authority has changed a lot in the past few years so it is worth contacting the Service to make sure that you are getting all the help to which you are entitled. 

Contact your nearest CAB or call our confidential Kinship Care helpline on 0808 800 0006. Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.