Welcome to a new podcast series for carers by Kinship Carers Victoria

Podcast #6

With elections, both state and federal approaching, Director of Kinship Carers Victoria Anne McLeish speaks about KCV’s campaign priorities and the organisation’s log of claims for governments and standing candidates.

CEO of Shepparton FamilyCare David Tennant also discusses issues relating to families, children and welfare and where improvements can be made.


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Podcast #5

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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Podcast #4

This podcast again addresses the issue of carer wellbeing. Director of Kinship Carers Victoria (KCV) Anne McLeish talks about how KCV works to better protect and promote carer wellbeing and about the various projects KCV employs to do so.
We visit one of KCV’s artist-in-residence sessions and talk to participants and coordinators about the value of the experience.

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Podcast #3

With a view to the forthcoming state election in November of this year, Grandparents Victoria / Kinship Carers Victoria has this week released a log of claims against which the organisation will judge the commitment to families of all the candidates standing in the election. Anne McLeish, director of GPV/KCV talks today about how the log of claims, covering areas such as children’s rights, education, family welfare and health was developed. This podcast also includes an interview with Barbara Champion, Director of Play Australia, the peak national advocacy organisation for play in this country.

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Podcast #2

This podcast, the second in a series of 12, addresses the issue of carer wellbeing. Director of Kinship Carers Victoria (KCV) Anne McLeish talks about why the physical and emotional health of kinship carers and their access to support services is so important and how KCV works to better protect and promote carer wellbeing.
Two kinship carers also speak about their personal and professional perspectives on this key element of kinship care.


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Podcast #1

Today’s program, the first in a series of 12 to be produced and published online over the next year, features an interview with Anne McLeish, Director of Kinship Carers Victoria, or KCV. Anne talks today about the aims of this podcast series, plus the mission and scope of activities of KCV, and she touches briefly on the range of issues facing both carers and the children in their care which will be addressed throughout this series.

To play the podcast directly, click on the orange ‘play’ button above.
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(This may take a few moments, depending on your Internet connection, as the podcast is an mp3 file 12.7MB 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.