Wellbeing Magazine #5 – Self-Care for Kinship Carers
This magazine has been released to commemorate Kinship Care Week 2021. It focuses on the need for kinship carers to recognise that they have an obligation and a right to look after their own wellbeing. KCV hopes that kinship carers use this magazine as a prompt to act on their se
Kinship Carers Week Podcast – On Self-care and preventing burnout
Podcast #15 – Self-care for kinship carers and how to prevent burnout In this podcast, KCV spoke to psychologist, lecturer and researcher Dr Melissa Weinberg, an Honorary Fellow from the Dept of Psychology at Deakin University with expertise in the science of wellbeing and
Celebrate National Children’s Week 23-31 October
Children’s Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. It will run from Saturday 23 October to Sunday 31 October 2021, with thousands of Victorian children taking part in the festivities. The theme for Childr
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The most valued but least resourced care option – a global study
Summary of a report written by Emily Delap and Gillian Mann of Child Frontiers and published in November 2019. Definition and forms of kinship care Kinship care may be defined as “Family-based care within the child’s extended family or with close friends of the family known t
Shame! Grandparents condemn Australian Attorneys General for refusing to raise the age of criminal responsibility
At a meeting of the Council of Attorneys General in Australia held on July 27th 2020, a decision was taken not to increase the age of criminal responsibility in Australia – it currently sits at 10 years of age.
A strong social security system can help us through this crisis
30 March 2020 These are truly unprecedented times, and for those who were already struggling to get by, the coronavirus crisis will only add to hardship.
Kinship carers across Victoria are hopeful but wary of government promises
Press release – 19 November 2019 On 24 October, the Minister for Child Protection launched the strategy Strong Carers, Stronger Children.
Interview with Minister for Ageing and Carers, conducted during Kinship Carers Week
During Kinship Carers Week KCV conducted an interview with The Hon. Luke Donnellan, Minister for Child Protection and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers.
Kinship carers welcome the Victorian Government’s 2019 budget
Central to the support kinship carers offer the budget is the commitment to kinship care evident in the programs the budget funds and in the commitment to funding them across four consecutive years.