Critical Gathering Signals It’s Time for National Action on Kinship Care

More than 50 representatives from kinship care advocacy groups from around Australia came together with frontline practitioners, researchers and non-government and government stakeholders at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney on August 23 to begin mapping a blueprint for improving services, support and outcomes for this often overlooked yet critical population within the child […]

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Expression of interest to attend the National Kinship Care Forum

The EOI is now closed Thank you to everyone who registered an EOI. Date: 23 August 2018. Target audience for the day: State and federal policy makers, kinship care practitioners, and kinship care advocacy groups. Kinship care is defined as family-based care within the child’s extended family or with close friends of the family known […]

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Kinship Care: Making It a National Issue

The use of kinship care for statutory child protection placements in Australia is burgeoning. The latest national AIHW figures (June 2017) reveal 47 percent of children living in out-of-home care were in kinship/relative care. ACWA is concerned about the lack of adequate, consistent policy and programmic responses for this growing form of care at both […]

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