Support for children and families

Young girl smiling with a Quarriers support worker.

There is one very important truth at the heart of our children and families services: every family's needs are different.

What we do

The very reason Quarriers is here is to combat the challenges faced by children. Our founder William Quarrier grew up in poverty and experienced the misery that a lack of money, affection and hope can bring. Since 1871, Quarriers has developed a wide range of family and children’s services. We take a holistic approach and put child-centred care into practice. It’s our goal to treat every family as unique and every child as an individual.

Our services

We specialise in providing residential childcare, childcare at home and short-break respite services which help transform children's lives. We provide nursery facilities, drop-in services, health information and playgroups as well as working positively with parents to offer emotional and practical support.

We offer services for carers, family resource centres, and fostering and befriending services, so we can meet each family's needs, whatever they may be.

Click here for a full list of our services for children and families.

Watch a video about Quarriers Steps and Stages service, just one of the many services we offer.

New to Aberdeenshire

Quarriers Aberdeenshire Young Carers Service

What is a Young Carer ?
A young carer is someone aged up to 18 years of age who help to look after someone in their household who is experiencing illness or disability. This includes physical disability, mental illness and substance misuse
Looking after someone can involve many things and many young carers help out with household chores, cooking, shopping, listening  to someone, helping to look after siblings, helping with personal care and medication.
Aberdeenshire Young Carers Service can provide a wide range of support

  • A support worker who will listen to you and understand
  • opportunities to meet other young Carers
  • help to reduce your caring responsibilities
  • help so you can enjoy meeting up with your friends doing the things you like
  • advice and training so you feel more confident and able to cope
  • opportunities to get qualifications for the skills you have developed through caring
  • Support for you to express your views to professionals and other family members

Getting in touch

Aberdeenshire Young Carers Service
26 Bridge Street, Ellon AB41 9AA
Tel: 07812 376 475
Email : [email protected]

A short video about our Steps and Stages service

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Get in touch

If you would like more information about any of our services for children and families, please contact us via the details on the right.