Welcome to Kinship Carers Victoria’s podcast series for carers

Thanks to the Victorian Government’s new program of support for kinship carers, 30 new kinship care specialists have been employed to support and speak with carers throughout the state. This podcast features snapshots of discussions taken from a recent seminar held to enable carers to meet those kinship care specialists.

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  • GPV/KCV calls for Child Impact Statements

    GPV/KCV scrutinises law, policy and practice, asking: what is best for all children and what effect will the decisions we take today have on their futures?

    GPV/KCV recognises that guidelines exist for the creation and use of Family Impact Statements (FIS) when putting proposals to local federal or state government councils or cabinets but is disappointed in the underutilisation of these statements and their lack of public visibility.

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  • GPV/KCV applauds the Auditor General

    GPV/KCV applauds the Auditor General for his report into the Mental Health of Child Protection Practitioners (May 2018)

    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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  • Newsflash – KCV Podcast Series

    Victorian kinship carers to launch their own podcast series

    A new series of podcasts for the rapidly growing number of kinship carers in Victoria is on its way, with the first program to be aired on Friday 27 April at 11am. More Details

The Kinship Carers Victoria Podcast

will broadcast news relevant to all kinship carers, be they formal or informal carers, and be they grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings or close family friends. These podcasts are designed to reach all kinship carers at their convenience, in their own homes and attimes which suit them.

Topical issues will be discussed by a range of expert speakers from across a number of sectors. More

Carer KaFÉ

Carer KaFÉ is a program designed to improve and expand kinship and foster carer training Victoria-wide. In September 2016 the Victorian Government announced $2.12 million funding over two years to a Kinship and Foster Care Learning and Development Strategy. More

At last – kinship carers are vindicated

“Today’s report from the Ombudsman detailing anomalies present in the treatment of kinship carers is vindication for those many carers who have complained many times over many years.

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