March 14th to 18th is Kinship Carers Week

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The National Kinship Care Website
for Scotland

Click here to visit the web site

The Scottish Government is committed to increase their support for Kinship carers and their families, through information and advice, along with development of supportive community-based peer services.

The website will:

  • keep you up to date with kinship news
  • update you on kinship policy changes and how they impact on you
  • keep you up to date on financial developments
  • provide a list of emergency contacts
  • provide you with list of support groups in your area
  • provide you with a list of national and local support organisations that can help you
  • connect you with other kinship carers
  • inform you of any events you may be interested in attending


Census Community.

Proud to support Scotland’s Census.

Scotland’s Census is the official count of every person and household in the country.

It usually takes place every 10 years. The census asks questions about people’s age, sex, home and living situation, employment, education and qualifications, as well as ethnicity. Every household in Scotland must complete the census and by doing so are helping to shape Scotland’s future.

Completing the census is important because the answers provide the Scottish Government, and many other service providers with the data they need to make important decisions that affect people’s lives and their communities. These decisions include how money will be spent on important services like education, housing, healthcare, roads and railways, and so much more.

From the end of February, households began to receive a letter with instructions on how to complete their census online.

Census Day is 20 March but you can fill it in as soon as you have received your letter. Just make sure you answer questions with information that will be correct on 20 March to ensure that we have a snapshot of the nation on this day.

Go to or call the free helpline on 0800 030 8308 for help and guidance on the questions, or if you need support to fill it in.

Click here to complete your census online. You will need the Internet access code from your census letter.

Councillors are to be elected for each of the 12 wards of Dumfries and Galloway Council. Three councillors will be elected for the Dee & Glenkens Ward. Click here for more information.