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An online interactive guide to an extensive range of important and useful resources for kinship carers

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Experts talking on a range of carer-related topics, including wellbeing, rights & legal issues

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National Kinship, Permanent and Foster Care Conference 9-11 August 2024 - Melbourne
National Kinship, Permanent and Foster Care Conference 9-11 August 2024 - Melbourne

Latest News & Information

Latest news from KCV

GPV/KCV calls for discussion on use of smartphones by children

GPV/KCV welcomes the discussions now happening around the world about the use of smartphones by children and young people and encourages all families to think about the issue.

Cyber safety for young children podcast
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Latest news from KCV

Should the Australian Government pass a bill to ban non-prescription vapes?

Have your say, Yes or No, by contacting KCV at: admin@kinshipcarersvictoria.org
or phone the office: 0499 969 234

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Latest podcast or video

Family reunification and the law

In this video/podcast Director of Kinship Carers Victoria, Anne McLeish, and lawyer Fleur Ward talk about the complex and vexed issue of family reunification for carer families.

They speak in detail about the reunification provisions in the Children, Youth and Families Act (Vic) and how the current one-size-fits-all foundation of these provisions could mean that they are not serving their intended purpose. The rights of carers to access information contained in children’s court orders is also clarified.

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Latest factsheet

Types of out-of-home care

Provides definitions of the following types of care:

  • Kinship care
  • Aboriginal kinship care
  • Statutory kinship placements
  • Private, informal or non-statutory kinship care
  • Foster care
  • Permanent care
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Latest resource booklet

Cybersafety for children and young people

KCV’s latest resource booklet is produced from a transcript of the podcast on cybersafety for children and young people

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Forthcoming event

Diet and nutrition seminar in Epping

Clinical nutritionist/functional medicine practitioner Nikki Valentini is director of SuperNature Nutrition, and will talk about the role of diet and nutrition in our lives.

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Latest campaign activity

Abolition of corporal punishment

End physical punishment of children – protect Australian children

1,168 people have signed this petition to end physical punishment of Australian children.

Please sign and ask others to sign the petition, which will be sent to Federal and State Attorneys General urging them to change legislation.

Sign the petition
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Contact KCV on 0499 969 234

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