The Kinship Care Forum is aimed at progressing the national agenda to raise awareness about the lack of recognition and support for extended family members caring for children, and find a way forward to recognise the rights and unique support needs of these children and their kinship carers.
This forum is for kinship (relatives or extended family) carers, both where legal orders providing authority to care for a child exist or other informal family arrangements are in place, and government and non-government practitioners, policy makers and academics.
Keynote speaker, Dr Lucy Peak, established the Kinship Connected program which has been adopted by a number of local authorities in the United Kingdom. The program consists of trained project workers, independent from the statutory agency, who provide one on one support to kinship families as well as establishing support groups and links to other workshops and support services.
When: Monday 2 September
Where: Riverside Receptions Ballroom, 50 Oxlade Drive, New Farm
Cost: $0 - $80
To find out more or register for the event, please visit this page. Registrations close Friday 16 August.