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Supporting Family to Care for Family
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Supporting Family to Care for Family

Children belong with family.  At times when children are unable to live with their parents, it is critical to maintain a connection with family supports.  Family help build a strong sense of identity, belonging and wellbeing for a child or young person which results in better life outcomes for both them and their families. KICS...

Empowering Voices: A Journey of Speech Therapy and Holistic Support for Children in Kinship Care
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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
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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
Recruiting and Engaging Family as Kinship Carers
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Recruiting and Engaging Family as Kinship Carers

At the heart of KICS’ mission lies a focus on recognising family as the most important aspect in the life of a child. We place an emphasis on identifying, connecting with, and engaging families to be kinship carers for children where it is appropriate. This places families at the centre of decision-making, valuing their expertise...

September 1, 2023September 1, 2023by
Importance of Kinship Carers for the Community
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Importance of Kinship Carers for the Community

Kinship carers, including grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends, play an important role in the community by providing a supportive and stable home environment for children who may have experienced difficulties or disruptions in their lives. Kinship care arrangements can help prevent children from entering the foster care system, helping to minimise stigmatise of being...