Services and Projects

Are you interested in our work?   Then apply for a copy of our
3-Year Strategic Plan from our Admin Office ( or download the publication from the downloads page .  This document makes excellent reading and highlights the route that the charity intends following during the next three years. 

Midlothian is just the beginning of the objectives and aspirations of KCM-SCIO to fulfil the needs, requirements and wishes of all kinship carers across Scotland.  

The process is achievable and has now been set in motion – starting in Midlothian.

Day Trips and Outings Project

The successful Outings & Day Trip Project, delivered off during the school holidays proved to be an extremely popular, well received and superbly documented day of bonding, interaction and fun for the kinship carers and their kinship child/ren.  The project was planned to ensure that each kinship child, whatever their mental or physical ability was able to choose a specially organised outing to meet with their own needs or requirements.  It was a huge undertaking but the rewards were great; wonderful happy memories captured in photographs/videos, drawings, paintings and potteries; lots of the exhibits now adorn the Admin Office walls. 
Thank you, from the kinship carers and kinship children, to all the sponsors that helped KCM-SCIO organise these individual bespoke outings for the kinship children in our care.

Available Books and Pamphlets

Alison and Craig our Pot Tot Kin-Kids

  • Kinship carers are amazingly gifted people and KCM-SCIO is delighted to support them and their enterprising ideas such as Alison and Craig our Tot Pots.
  • Kinship carers are individuals so they prefer to be treated as such with their talents recognised and their commitment to the role of being a kinship carer commended.
  • Kinship carers did not volunteer for the “job” of being an unpaid “relative foster carer”; therefore they should not be used, patronised or exploited.