Kinship Care supports carers of children and young people aged 0-17.
There are many reasons that children or young people may not be able to live with their parents, which can result in a relative or adults from the child’s social network taking over primary care for a period of time. This arrangement can be formal through statutory Child Protection involvement or informal.
Kinship Care also works with families when children and young people are placed by Child Protection for short-term or longer term support. All referrals for this component are made by Child Protection.
The goal of this component is for carers to be self-reliant, capable and confident and permanently able to provide care without Child Protection involvement.
The program covers the municipalities of Hume, Moreland, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra, and Banyule.
If you think this program may be able to assist you or someone you know, contact the Kinship Duty Worker on 8470 5000.
If your family is involved with Child Protection, contact your Child Protection Case Manager if you think this program can be of assistance.