Inform

CF&KC-SA gathers and shares information to improve Carers’ capacity and experience. CF&KC-SA also works with various groups to help them provide relevant and useful services.

Carers are required to attend to the physical well-being, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills, communication skills and general knowledge of children and young people who have been exposed to abuse and/or neglect, often suffering over prolonged periods of time.

CF&KC-SA aims to support Carers in identifying what is most important for them to know and what information will improve their parenting capacity and experience. Having access to the right information at the right time also lessens the amount of time Carers spend dealing with aspects of the child protection system and keeps the focus on their parenting role with children and young people.

CF&KC-SA also aims to inform potential Carers about the realities of foster and kinship care and offers the benefit of Carers’ experiences to the broader sector on issues important to Carers and their families.

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“Thanks so much … really enjoyed the session. Very informative and most helpful.
All our Carers need to hear this!”

(feedback from CF&KC-SA Carer Education Session: ‘Helping Children & Young People to Realise their Potential’ delivered by Colby Pearce)