Category: KICS

Unlocking the Voice of the Caregivers
Post

Unlocking the Voice of the Caregivers

In the realm of disability, the voice of the caregiver can sometimes go unheard.  Add in the complexities of being a kinship or foster carer where authority for decision making passes through the Chief Executive, or The Office of the Public Guardian and if can feel very disempowering.   Every day the carer of a child...

Overcoming Barriers for Keeping Kids Kinnected
Post

Overcoming Barriers for Keeping Kids Kinnected

Family connections are crucial for children or young people who can’t live with their parents, providing a sense of belonging and stability. Living away from parents can be traumatic, especially when transitioning between caregivers. This disruption can lead to overwhelm, emotional distress, anxiety, and fear. Approaching these transitions with sensitivity and providing appropriate support is...

Social Justice Driving Lifelong Outcomes
Post

Social Justice Driving Lifelong Outcomes

Social justice is a verb, not just a concept or an ideal. It demands action, engagement, and a commitment to dismantling the barriers that enable inequality. It requires us to actively challenge injustice, speak out against discrimination, and work towards creating a world where everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, has equal opportunities and...

Empowering Voices: A Journey of Speech Therapy and Holistic Support for Children in Kinship Care
Post

Empowering Voices: A Journey of Speech Therapy and Holistic Support for Children in Kinship Care

For children, speech therapy plays a crucial role in building the foundational skills needed for effective communication. These skills encompass articulation, language comprehension, and social communication—cornerstones that shape a child’s ability to express themselves and connect with the world. Early intervention is key, as addressing speech and language difficulties during formative years can significantly impact...

Family-Led Assessment – a Key Component to Stable Statutory Kinship Care
Post

Family-Led Assessment – a Key Component to Stable Statutory Kinship Care

Kinship care plays a vital role in ensuring the cultural preservation and well-being of First Nation children. Kinship Care involves family members or close community members stepping in to care for a child when their biological parents are unable to do so. Families want to play an active role in caring for and providing for...

October 12, 2023October 12, 2023by
Representation at QFKC Conference
Post

Representation at QFKC Conference

The QFKC is the peak body for all Foster and Kinship Carers in Queensland, representing more than 6000 carers throughout the state. Each year QFKC holds a conference, bringing together like-minded people including carers, government, and non-government staff to participate in professional development, network, and collaborate in a relaxed atmosphere. This year Kummara Limited and...

Becoming a Kinship Carer Means Support and Flexibility with KICS KFC
Post

Becoming a Kinship Carer Means Support and Flexibility with KICS KFC

As Kinship Care is a rapidly growing area within the social sector, the need for Carers has increased. In 2020 Kummara and Infinity Community Solutions (KICS) were granted funding for the KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service (KICS KFC) with a child and young person centred, whole of family focused out of home care service...

Interview with Kinship Care – March 2022
Post

Interview with Kinship Care – March 2022

Grandmother shares her experiences working with KICS KFC   KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service (KFCS) is a partnership between Kummara Limited and Infinity Community Solutions LTD.  KICS KFCS receives funding for children and young people (0 to 18 years) who require a statutory out of home care placement with primary/short break Kinship and Foster...

Reassurance for Kinship Carer with Support from KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service
Post

Reassurance for Kinship Carer with Support from KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service

Kummara and Infinity Community Solutions (KICS) Kinship and Foster Care Service is a family base care support program that was founded in October 2017.  In 2020 the successful partnership received funding for the KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service (KICS KFCS) with a child and young person centred, whole of family focused out of home...