The Scottish National Kinship Care Professionals website terms and conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully as they govern the use of this website.

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Access to this website ( is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Trademarks
    “Mentor” and the “Mentor” logo are trademarks. All other trademarks and logos used in this website are the trademarks or logos of their respective owners.
  2. Links to other websites
    This website contains links to other websites that are operated by third parties. Mentor does not accept any liability over the content of these third party sites. The existence of these links does not constitute an endorsement of such websites, and your linking to these sites is at your own risk.
  3. Content Accuracy
    Whilst all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of content, no responsibility can be taken for any error or omission. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the message boards or chat rooms on shall create any warranty not expressly made in these terms of service or imposed by law.
  4. Your use of
    By using you agree to comply with the following guidelines:
    (a) is to be used for your personal use only and use of for commercial purposes or to obtain financial gain are strictly prohibited without Mentor’s prior written consent.
    (b) may not be used to send chain letters, junk mail, “spam”, solicitations or bulk communications of any kind unless the recipient has given specific permissions to be included in such a list.
    (c) You may not post to any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, threatening, racially or sexually or otherwise discriminatory, offensive, inaccurate, in breach of confidence or a third party’s intellectual property rights or which otherwise includes objectionable material of any kind or nature, that encourages or engages in conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, national or international law or regulation. You must not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious.

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(d) You must not use in a way that might reasonably be expected to cause the same to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or which could in any way damage the operation of another’s computer.

(e) The purpose of is to share practice amongst social workers across the 32 local authorities of Scotland. As this is a member only site we ask that you respect the confidentiality within this site and do not share information gained with others that may be deemed inappropriate. Actions may result in removing access from said website.

  1. Intellectual Property
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    (b) You may view, print, download or store extracts from for your personal, non-commercial reference without alteration, addition or deletion. You may not otherwise copy, replicate, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material or content without prior consent.
  2. Limitation of liability
    Mentor does not guarantee that access to this website will be uninterrupted, that this website will be free from viruses or that this website cannot be tampered with by third parties. This website and the information are provided on an ‘as is’ basis, with no warranties of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranties or any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Use of this website and the information is entirely at the user’s sole risk. In no event will Mentor be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to this website. Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with this website and/or information is to stop using the site and the information.
  3. Modification of the Terms and Conditions
    Mentor may modify the terms of this agreement on this site. You agree to periodically review this agreement to be aware of any such revisions. Should the revision be unacceptable to you, you agree to stop accessing this site. Your continued use of this website following such notification of any such revision(s) shall be deemed as acceptance of and agreement to abide by all such revisions.

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