Carers have access to support services through a range of avenues, including their child or young person’s DCP team, their agency support worker or kinship care worker and other services available.
CF&KC-SA offers support for Carers through the 1800 732 272, email and website enquiry lines which aims to complement existing services or which meet areas of support or need not currently available. CF&KC-SA focus is on collaboration and working in a coordinated manner that supports communication between Carers and other parties, while acting in the best interests of the child or young person.
Listening to Carers’ experiences and acknowledging the importance of the caring role in each child and young person’s life, CF&KC-SA supports the effective communication of Carers’ needs and wants, and offers Carers additional benefits through access to peer support from experienced Carers.
CF&KC-SA is supported by over 500 Members and regularly seeks their involvement and contribution in progressing the work of the organisation and for the benefit for all Carers in the child protection sector.”
“It's rewarding to help a young family member have a happy, fulfilling life.” (Carer, 2017 Foster & Kinship Carer Survey)