Aberlour news

More Children and Families in Fife to benefit from new services

Aberlour Children’s Charity has expanded its disability services in Fife with additional new services and purpose-built accommodation to support more children and young people with learning disabilities, autism or more complex needs. These services, opening today in Glenrothes are a triumph for the young people, parents, social work and NHS partners who have been in … Continued

children at Rainbow Heart cottage, Fife

Barclays Awards Aberlour £100k To Feed Hundreds of Children Living In Poverty

Hundreds of children across Scotland who are living in poverty will receive food, clothing and other essentials in life thanks to Barclays, which has awarded £100,000 from its COVID-19 UK Community Relief Funding to Aberlour Children’s Charity. In April 2020, Barclays announced a £100m Community Aid Package to support charities that are helping people and … Continued

Thank you Barclay's for £100,000 donation to help children living in poverty across Scotland

Blog: Stepping up to show the world #WhyWeCare about fostering

Today marks the start of The Fostering Networks’, Foster Care Fortnight. The focus this year is in stepping up to show the world #WhyWeCare about fostering. At Aberlour, we care deeply about providing high-quality care and support within a loving, homely environment where children and young people have a genuine sense of belonging and connection … Continued

Siobhan Carroll, Assistant Director

Aberlour shortlisted for Charity Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. Aberlour has been shortlisted in the Children and Youth Award for our Sustain Intensive Family Support service, which aims to keep children living at home with their families … Continued

Blog: Backing Families Must Be at The Heart of Renewal

This week Scotland will elect a new parliament. Whoever wins, recovery from the pandemic will be top of the next First Minister’s in tray. Recovery is a central plank of all the manifesto commitments made during the election campaign. But what does this mean in practice? What does the next Scottish Government need to do … Continued

Backing families must be at the heart of renewal

Coalition Of Children’s Charities Push Parties To Make Family Support A Right

Aberlour is proud to support the Families Right to Support campaign. Along with more than 20 children’s organisations and charities we have signed this joint letter calling on all parties to commit to deliver the transformative change needed so that all families get the help and support they need. Dear political parties and candidates,  Families … Continued

Scotland’s Largest Children’s Charity Launches Big Cycle Event

Today (22 April 2021) Aberlour Children’s Charity has launched the first Aberlour Big Cycle to raise vital funds for vulnerable children and their families across Scotland. The Aberlour Big Cycle is a family friendly, community cycling event taking place on Sunday 29th August 2021 at Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochgelly, Fife. The event is open … Continued

Being Brave – Our Aberlour Strategy 2021 – 2025

Aberlour’s new strategy is about Being Brave for Children, Young People and Families.   We know that not all children are born with an equal chance. We know that support often comes too late and in response to crisis. And we know that this has a negative impact on children already facing disadvantage because of … Continued

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Blog: Ending Child Poverty Must Be A Top Priority

SallyAnn Kelly, CEO of Aberlour, recently provided an article for The Scottish Sun about our Scottish election plea urging all political parties to make ending child poverty a top priority. Read the article here. More than a quarter of Scotland’s children live in poverty. New government statistics published last month show that, even before Covid, … Continued

End child poverty

Young people design new house for children in care in Tayside

Aberlour Children’s Charity, is proud to announce the opening of Red Squirrel, a unique and inspiring new house in Tayside for primary school aged children who are not able to live with their own families. Red Squirrel has been co-designed with children and young people who have been in the care system themselves, and is … Continued

Blog: The Promise Scotland Launches Plan 21-24

At Aberlour we are committed to #KeepThePromise. We enthusiastically welcome the publication of the Plan 21-24 and the immediate and urgent steps it insists Scotland now must take as a country to achieve the necessary change required for Scotland’s children, young people and families. The Plan 21-24 is clear about the need for a relentless … Continued

SallyAnn Kelly, Aberlour CEO

Blog: UNCRC Incorporation Bill

On Tuesday evening (16th March) the Scottish Parliament unanimously voted to incorporate the human rights of children and young people into law in Scotland. As I followed the debate and the vote at Holyrood on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Incorporation Bill it was clear that this was an important … Continued

Top Fostering Myths Answered

Over the years our experienced fostering team have been asked lots of questions about who can actually become a foster carer. Below we share the most common myths which many people believe would stop them fostering a child in need. Help us de-bunk these myths and find more loving, stable homes for vulnerable children across … Continued

Fostering Common Myths Debunked

Parents with learning needs campaign to #KeepThePromise

In January parents with learning disabilities and learning needs supported by our Family Service – South Ayrshire helped to plan and host an event for councilors, senior officials, and practitioners from South Ayrshire Council. Along with the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD), Aberlour hosted the event to help highlight the importance of … Continued

No place like home campaign SallyAnn