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Services for Professionals
What is Kindred?
A voluntary organisation based within the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Kindred is run by a committee of parents of children/young people with additional support needs and professionals working in the field. Most of the Kindred staff have experience of parenting children/young people with additional support needs. Click here for a copy of our leaflet
Our staff provide information, advoacy and emotional support to parents and carers of children with additional needs and also to the professionals. We also provide a range of therapeutic services both at the Sick Kids's Hospital and in the community. Contact us to find out more
What can Kindred do for you?
We can provide you with information, either for your own reference or to pass on to families, on any aspect of additional support needs, including:
- Medical conditions and rare syndromes
- Support groups - both local and national
- Benefits & funding
- Play, leisure and sport
We can provide information about trust funds that might provide financial help for families for holidays, specialist equipment, conference fees, etc.
We also offer training on issues such as:
- Key-working / Care co-ordination
- Disability / equality
- Effective information giving
- The emotional implications of having a child with additional support needs, including disability
For more information about our training programmes, click here
Kindred is represented on a number of local and national forums provides another channel for the raising of issues that concern professionals working in the field of disability.
If you wish us to contact a family directly you can refer them to us (with families' permission) by e-mailing us at email@example.com or by calling us on 0131 536 0360. Once we have received your referral, we will try to contact them within five working days. There is no need for the family to have a specific enquiry as we will talk to them about their child and see how best we can help them. Alternatively, click here for our online contact form
Click here to download our leaflet for more information in PDF format.
How to contact us?
You can send your comments by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You could phone us on 0131 536 0583/0360 (Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm, answering machine all other times). You can write to us at Kindred, Freepost SCO5846, Edinburgh, EH9 0BR (no stamp required).