Aberlour Child Care Trust
Established in 1875 we run around 40 services in partnership with local authorities, health boards and other agencies.
Our vision is to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and, through this, contribute to building a fairer and more equal society.
To help to ensure that this happens we put a particular emphasis on personalisation. Whilst personalisation is about ensuring the people we support are involved in deciding the services they need and how those services are delivered, for us it’s also about our staff being valued and empowered to be able to achieve this.
We provide the following range of services:
- Residential care services for young people of all ages with aftercare services allowing young people who would normally leave care at 16 more time and support to enable them to fulfil their ambition of completing further education or training
- Support for children whose lives are affected by parental alcohol and drug use. Supporting families to promote positive parenting, boost life skills and resilience, and take steps towards recovery.
- Home, community and educational support, short breaks and residential care for children and young people with complex disabilities. We also offer support to parents with learning disabilities.
- Support for young people who are not in education or employment to 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.
- Centres to promote positive parenting, early years learning and social skills within vulnerable and disadvantaged families.
- Play services supporting children and young people to learn, build confidence and make friends through play both indoors and out of doors.
- Training and education for childcare professionals to build a competent and confident workforce for today, and the future.
- Work with children and young people who arrive in Scotland unaccompanied and separated from their families.
Our roots lie in the Moray village of Aberlour, where, Canon James Jupp established an orphanage. Since then, Aberlour has been responding to the constantly changing needs of Scotland’s children and families.
Telephone: 01786 450335