Aberlour Child Care Trust is the largest, solely Scottish children’s charity, working to improve the lives of children and young people all over the country. Every year we reach many children, young people and their families and help them to overcome obstacles including disability, family breakdown and parental drug and alcohol misuse.
Some of our services include the following:
•The only refuge offering a safe haven for young runaways. 9,000 of Scotland’s children and young people will run away every year, many from abuse and neglect at home
•Residential care services for young people of all ages. The aftercare at our Sycamore Service allows young people who would normally leave care at 16 more time and support to enable them to fulfil their ambition of going on to further education or training
•Support to children whose lives are affected by parental alcohol and drug use. Our drug and alcohol dependency rehabilitation services let children and their mums remain together during the entire rehabilitation process
•Residential care and respite services for children with the most complex needs and severe disabilities.
•Support for young people who are not in education or employment. We work with over 150 young people in Dumfries and Galloway to help them access education and work experience
•Information, training and leisure activities for young people living in areas with high levels of social deprivation, crime, drug/alcohol dependency and recognised violent gang culture, through our Youthpoint service in Glasgow
•Centres to promote positive parenting, early years learning and social skills within vulnerable and disadvantaged families
•Training and education for childcare professionals to build a competent and confident workforce for today, and the future