Aberlour news

Over 1,500 Aberdeen locals help charity celebrate National Playday 2019

Last week (Wednesday 7th August 2019) the Aberdeen Play Forum, supported by Aberlour Child Care Trust and Aberdeen City Council, celebrated National Playday in style with over 1,500 visitors at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen. This year’s event focused on the Playday 2019 theme – Play Builds Children – highlighting the many ways play is good for … Continued

National Playday 2019, Aberdeen Play Forum

Glasgow Kids Excel At Tinto Sports Club

Summer holidays can be a stressful time for families with children complaining of boredom. At its extreme, some communities can be plagued by a rise in anti-social behaviour. To counteract this, children in Glasgow have been enjoying a free holiday sports club thanks to one charity. The Tinto summer sports club, run by Aberlour Child … Continued

Brian & Dylan, Aberlour Family Support Service Glasgow, Tinto Sports Club

Play in the Park: Aberdeen kids set to enjoy bumper fun day

Next week (Wednesday 7th August 2019) Aberdeen Play Forum, supported by Aberlour Child Care Trust and Aberdeen City Council, host their largest of event of the year for local children in celebration of every child’s right to play. Playday is a national event, now in its 32nd year, which takes place across the UK to … Continued

Aberdeen Play Forum, National Playday

Govan Youngsters Serve Up a Treat for Local Residents

Elderly residents in Govan were treated to a special afternoon by local teenagers. The spectacular event which brought together young and old was organised by Aberlour Child Care Trust and local housing associations. Recently Aberlour Child Care Trust enabled the young people supported by their Family Support Service in Glasgow to host an intergenerational afternoon … Continued

Aberlour Family Support Service Glasgow, Govan Afternoon Tea

Blog: The School Holidays Are A Struggle For Many Of Scotland’s Families

The school summer holidays are well underway in Scotland, however, for many families across the country this can be far from a sun-and-fun filled 6 weeks of blissful family time. Many of the families we support up and down the country live within fine margins between managing their income and struggling financially. The school summer … Continued

Liz Nolan of Aberlour

Charity offers free places to Dundee Kiltwalkers

With just over a month to go until Dundee’s Kiltwalk, Scotland’s largest children’s charity is offering free entry to the event for those pledging to walk for them. Aberlour Child Care Trust, a charity working in Dundee and across Scotland, provides lifeline care for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Walkers who sign up … Continued

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Aberlour Futures marks 25 years of training early learning and childcare workers for today and for the future

Scotland’s largest children’s charity, Aberlour Child Care Trust is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Aberlour Futures service in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Aberlour Futures is an SQA accredited training and assessment centre delivering vocational qualifications and training for the early learning and childcare workforce in Aberdeen City & Shire. Since launching in 1994, Aberlour … Continued

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The Weir Family Foundation Ball

Aberlour is thrilled to be chosen as the beneficiary of a black-tie charity ball that will take place in the autumn of this year. The ball is being organised by The Weir Family Foundation who are long-standing supporters of Aberlour. Whether you are looking for an exclusive way to entertain clients or a special night … Continued

Are ACEs overplayed?

Is our understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) too narrow, or does it offer potential for real societal change? That’s the question being debated by Aberlour CEO SallyAnn Kelly and developmental psychologist Suzanne Zeedyk in this month’s Children in Scotland Magazine. Download the full article from Children in Scotland magazine, reproduced with grateful thanks. Adverse … Continued

Kids can’t wait for new income supplement, civil society tells First Minister

70 leaders and organisations from across Scottish society have joined together to call on the First Minister to speed up the introduction of a new income supplement to tackle child poverty. Poverty campaigners, faith leaders, academics, children’s charities, trade unions, women’s groups and industry bodies have today written a joint letter to the First Minister … Continued

Blog: Love Lives in Aberlour

Last week one of our Aberlour Sycamore house teams were awarded the runner up prize in the Top Team category for the workforce awards at the annual industry acclaimed SIRCC Residential Child Care Awards. This is the second year in a row the team have received this recognition for all the hard work they and … Continued

Scottish Government ministers visit Aberlour services to mark Volunteer Week

Scottish Government ministers have visited two of Aberlour’s services this week to meet with young people, volunteers and staff as part of Volunteers Week 2019. Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd, pictured right, visited our Youthpoint Moray service, based in Elgin. She spoke to young people about how they are supported by the … Continued

Caring Caitlyn wins national award for dedication to young people

A member of staff at a Scottish residential children’s home has won a prestigious national award after being nominated by one of the young people she supports for going above and beyond to improve their experience of residential care. Caitlyn Ross, who works at an Aberlour Child Care Trust residential home in Fife, was selected … Continued

Caitlyn and Samantha