Dear kinship care supporters,
Since the Poverty Truth Commission was formed in March 2009 it has campaigned alongside kinship carers for the support they desperately need to give the children in their loving care an equal and decent chance in life.
In the next month we will accelerate this effort in a huge push for cooperation between the UK and Scottish government and local authorities to work alongside kinship carers towards providing adequate services and financial support for their children.
One of the elements of this campaign is a petition to the Scottish parliament, which will be discussed by the Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee after October 12th.
I am writing to ask for your support in signing this petition before October 12th. The process takes less than a minute! The more signatures we can collect the more seriously our urgent calls will be taken by the committee, who are then mandated to address it with the Scottish Parliament.
The petition can be signed online at:
It would also be great if you could post a comment by clicking on 'join the discussion' or going directly to:
It would also be deeply appreciated if you could circulate this email widely to your networks - friends and colleagues etc - and encourage them to sign also.
Many thanks for your support, it is deeply appreciated by kinship carers and their children throughout Scotland.
Best regards always,
Poverty Truth Commission