Kinship Carers
Advocating and supporting About Grandparents, siblings, other relatives and family friends
caring for children.

Information on financial and other support for carers, child protection, legal matters and more


KCV conducts a number of campaigns on issues that affect grandparents and families


KCV's podcast series brings broadcast news relevant to all kinship carers, be they formal or informal carers


KCV conducts surveys and publishes reports to ascertain the opinions and needs of kinship carers

Hello KCV Facebook friends and followers.

KCV has opened a new Facebook page here:
and will be switching to posting only on this new page, with the current old page to be discontinued and taken down.
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KCV has a new FaceBook page:
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Dear Friends,
We write to remind you that your case plan is meant to be revised every 12 months. This is a legal requirement. Below is an information paper/newsletter for you. You might like to contact your case manager and ask for your review.

KCV Podcast #17 – DFFH responds to the Covid-19 crisis

Sandy Pitcher, Secretary of the Department of Families Fairness and Housing, speaks about the effects of Covid-19 on DFFH staff health and wellbeing and the extra workload involved as well as what strategies the department is putting in place to support both kinship carers and DFFH staff in surviving the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes providing information and materials about vaccination consent for children and the accessibility and efficacy of vaccinations and rapid antigen tests.

KCV Director Anne McLeish also shares her thoughts on the exceptional efforts from the public sector during this time and how staff within have extended their support of families in directions never thought necessary before.

To play the podcast directly, click on the orange ‘play’ button above.

If you wish to download the podcast to play at any other time on a desktop computer, right click here, then choose ‘save link as’ and save the podcast. You can also click on the ‘download’ button at the top right next to the ‘share’ button, to do the same.
(This may take a few moments, depending on your Internet connection, as the podcast is an mp3 file 22MB in size.) Once downloaded, the podcast should play in your computer’s media/audio player.
For play on mobile phone/tablet devices using iOS or Android operating systems, click on ‘Listen in browser’ to do just that, and either ‘Play on soundcloud’ or the soundcloud logo in the top right-hand corner to listen and/or add to a soundcloud playlist via the soundcloud platform. Alternatively, click here to play the podcast in your browser.

To listen to the KCV podcasts in itunes, open itunes then type ‘podcasts’ in the search area. From here, type ‘kinship carers’ in the search area. The KCV podcasts are in the ‘education’ category.

KCV Podcasts Series

Magazines & Information

Podcasts for carers

The series is directed at the rapidly increasing number of kinship carers across Victoria and brings 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

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