Aberlour news

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

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Blog: Volunteers’ Week 2019

This year’s Volunteers’ Week theme is a “Time to celebrate.” All across Aberlour our incredible volunteers give their precious time to support our children, young people and families, doing so with kindness, compassion, and empathy. Our volunteers are raising vital funds through fundraising and events, participating and contributing their voice to policy issues that affect … Continued

Common Fostering Myths De-bunked

Throughout Foster Care Fortnight we have been sharing stories from our foster carers and young people to show the importance a loving, stable home is for a growing child. Below are the common fostering myths many people believe which stops them becoming a foster carer and helping a local child. Our fostering team have de-bunked … Continued

Website improvements

We’ve given our website a makeover to make it easier to find the information you’re looking for. Improvements include: Find what you want quicker with more intuitive, consistent and simplified navigation Get to content in less clicks – hover over the top navigation and get straight to content such as how to foster or volunteer … Continued

Aberlour Child Care Trust offers free places to Aberdeen Kiltwalkers

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

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