On Friday 12th December, the Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare attended a meeting with the Commissioner for Children and Young People, FCAV and Medibank Health Solutions in relation to "Improving the Health of Vulnerable Children".
Following the meeting Medibank has confirmed that it has the following policy in relation to children in kinship and guardianship arrangements (not fostercare):
"The types of orders we will accept for adding a child under a guardianship arrangement are:
- Commonwealth Family Court parenting orders (which grants parental responsibility) ; and
- State Children's Court permanent care and protection (or protection) orders (made on application from state child protection authorities).
(Orders) must be for at least 12 months."
Further outcomes from this meeting will be advised as they are released.