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Kinship Care Network

The bi-monthly Kinship Care Network is hosted by The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare in partnership with Kinship Care Victoria.

Our statewide members represent twenty-eight funded service provides, bringing together place-based knowledge and practice wisdom to build capacity and alignment across the kinship care sector.

The Network offers frontline workforces opportunities to be a part of the necessary change early and in a timely way, to:

  • collaborate with each other and government,

  • inform implementation and advocate on key reforms and policy, and

  • engage with current research, practice and policy.

For inquiries, please email

Kinship Care Week 2023

4 – 8 September 2023

During #KinshipCareWeek2023 we celebrate the amazing role that kinship carers across Victoria play in children’s lives and in our communities.

Together with members of The Centre’s Kinship Care Network we are promoting ways to celebrate kinship carers.

#KinshipCareWeek23 events

Kinship Care Week Pre-Launch Event

The Centre will host a pre-launch event on 21 August for invited guests. Register below to attend via zoom.

Resillience for Carers with Cheryl Harrison

Watch the Giraffe Resillience pre-recorded webinar, helping you build a set of skills and behaviours to help you to build your resilience in ways that work for you.

Download Resources (PDF)

Add your event

Get involved in Kinship Care Week 2023

 Hear from Lived Experience Kinship Carers

Watch the video here.

 Our Advocacy Pack

Download here.

Get Involved...

Carer Yarning Circles

Register for Carer Yarning Circles Online

Kinship Carers Australia

View the Facebook Page here

Sue Erben and Dave Daly Music Video

Watch the Little Sparrow here

Carer KaFE

View the Carer KaFE Website

Celebrating Kinship Carers


It has been a momentous year for kinship care, with unprecedented attention from decision-makers, as the Government responded to the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office Report 2022.

But many kinship families still feel the need to profile, promote, prioritise , so raising awareness of their important role and challenges they face is crucial to building understanding and getting them the support, they so desperately need.

'Kinship Carers are important people in the lives of children and young people. They keep children connected to family, culture and community when they are unable to live with their parents".
Deb Tsorbaris

Videos of support



Support for Kinship Carers

Care Support Helpdesk


Dedicated teams are in divisions across the state.

North Division

Phone: 1800 319 507

Email North Care Support Helpdesk:


South Division

Phone: 1800 319 503

Email South Care Support Helpdesk:


East Division

Phone: 1800 931 757

Email East Care Support Helpdesk:


West Division

Phone: 1800 319 510

Email West Care Support Helpdesk:

Kinship Care - Department of Families Fairness and Housing

View the official resource here

Kinship Care Victoria

View the official resource here

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