Welcome to Kinship Carers Victoria’s podcast series for carers

In this podcast Director of Kinship Carers Victoria (KCV) Anne McLeish discusses how education is a key factor in ensuring positive outcomes for children as they mature into adults. KCV believes children have the right to a high-quality education that ensures all students experience success at school.
This has lead KCV to call for reinforcement of the capacity of the state’s Lookout Education Support Centres in their efforts to support children and young people in out-of-home care.
Murray Geddes, Principal of the Lookout Centre for the South Eastern Victoria Region, also explains the role the centres play and how kinship carers and the children in their care can benefit.

Carers wishing to contact one of the state’s four Lookout Centres can do so through the principals listed below.
To find out which region you are in, click here.

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    PRESS RELEASE … MONDAY, 25 JUNE 2018.

    GRANDPARENTS AND KINSHIP CARERS RELEASE AN ELECTION LOG OF CLAIMS

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    Grandparents Victoria/Kinship Carers Victoria is a statewide organisation with the best interests of all children at the core of its work. It is with this scope in mind that the claims have been developed. The claims are fitting when considering both the current and future needs of the grandchildren. More Details

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    GPV/KCV has long held the view that CPPs are overworked; a circumstance that leads to kinship carers being case-managed by stressed workers. The results are often catastrophic with poor decisions about child welfare made.

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GPV/KCV issues election Log of Claims

PRESS RELEASE MONDAY, 25 JUNE 2018.

GRANDPARENTS AND KINSHIP CARERS RELEASE AN ELECTION LOG OF CLAIMS

GPV/KCV has developed a ‘Log of Claims’ to be addressed in the forthcoming Victorian state election and beyond.

Grandparents Victoria/Kinship Carers Victoria is a statewide organisation with the best interests of all children at the core of its work. It is with this scope in mind that the claims have been developed. The claims are fitting when considering both the current and future needs of the grandchildren. More

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