Aberlour Sustain – Borders


We help families on the ‘edge of care’ to stay together, by giving them the help and support they need to prevent a child from being taken into care.

Aberlour Sustain – Borders is an ‘edge of care’ service. This means staff work with families that are struggling. The families we work with need help for a range of reasons. Our workers spend time with children, young people, parents and carers in order to understand what the family needs to thrive. We understand that family life can be difficult for all sorts of reasons. Our approach is always sympathetic and non-judgemental.

how we help

Firstly, our service is flexible. We give support outwith usual office hours. Because we understand the challenges our families face, we also recognise they need support at all times of the day. We also realise that crises can occur at any time. As a result, we ensure that our team spend time in family homes and community settings.

some of the issue that families on the ‘edge of care’ are affected by:

  • Domestic violence
  • Poor mental health
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Unemployment
  • Financial stress
  • Disability and autism
  • Anti-social or criminal behaviour
  • Housing issues
  • Social Isolation
  • Children in the family have already been taken into care

All referrals come through The Scottish Borders Council.

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Contact Details

Room 2.23
Integrated Children’s Services
Scottish Borders Council
Paton Street


01896 242 125