• KCV to launch new podcast series for carers - 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. The series will be directed at the rapidly increasing number of kinship carers across Victoria and will bring 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. Topical issues confronting kinship care will be discussed by a range of expert speakers from across a number of sectors including the community, government, not-for-profit Continue Reading
  • Pakenham Kinship Care Support Group - Are you a grandparent, aunt, uncle or another special person who is caring full time for a child or young person who is not your own? Do you want to learn what’s happening in kinship care, access the latest information, meet other kinship carers and enjoy relaxing activities? Then why not come along to the Pakenham and surrounds Kinship Care Support Group. We meet at the Toomah Community Centre, 18 Golden Green St, Pakenham Dates for 2018. Group runs from 10.30am-12.30pm Friday February 23rd Friday April 27th Friday May 25th Friday June 29th Friday July 27th Friday August 31st Friday Continue Reading
  • GPV/KCV Artist in Residence - GPV/KCV is proud to announce that we have our own artist in residence to travel to groups of kinship carers to conduct art activities with them. Marylyn Broomhall has agreed to be the GPV/KCV artist in residence and is now available to conduct workshops at support groups. She will bring her own supplies with her. Get in early to ensure a workshop for your support group! Bookings are essential to GPV/KCV on (03) 93722422 or director@grandparents.com.au There may be a nominal charge for the cost of materials used Outlined below is an example of the type of activity that will Continue Reading
  • 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. Carer KaFÉ is hosted by the Foster Care Association of Victoria and supported by a governing reference group. Organisations represented on the Governing Reference Group are the: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) Kinship Carers Victoria (KCV) Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) Victorian Aboriginal Children Continue Reading
  • 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. Many carers who read this report will be upset anew as they see their trials and tribulations in dealing with child protection services actually written down and acknowledged. This acknowledgement of the validity of their complaints is in itself a great service to them and they will thank the Ombudsman for it.   Such acknowledgment will enable them to get past the self-doubts arising from dealing with what seemed like an uncaring bureaucracy. Continue Reading


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