Scottish Guardianship Service

Who is this service for?

The Scottish Guardianship Service works with children and young people who arrive in Scotland unaccompanied and separated from their families.

The service supports unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children and young people.

What support can I get from this service?

Guardians support the young people by helping them to navigate the immigration and welfare processes, feel supported and empowered throughout the asylum process and assist them to access the help they need when they need it and help them make informed decisions about their future.

The Scottish Guardianship Service is run in partnership between Scottish Refugee Council and Aberlour Child Care Trust.

In 2015 the Scottish Parliament passed the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act. This places the service into law and puts a duty on public bodies to refer to the service. 

How can I access this service?

Referrals to the service can be made from any Local Authority or agency in Scotland. Visit Aberlour Child Care Trust's website for more information.