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 email@example.com
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.
Kinship Care Week Pre-Launch Event
Resillience for Carers with Cheryl Harrison
Download Resources (PDF)
Add your event
Get involved in Kinship Care Week 2023
Carer Yarning Circles
Kinship Carers Australia
Sue Erben and Dave Daly Music Video
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.
Videos of support
Support for Kinship Carers
Care Support Helpdesk
Dedicated teams are in divisions across the state.
Phone: 1800 319 507
Email North Care Support Helpdesk:
Phone: 1800 319 503
Email South Care Support Helpdesk:
Phone: 1800 931 757
Email East Care Support Helpdesk:
Phone: 1800 319 510
Email West Care Support Helpdesk: