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Unlocking the Voice of the Caregivers
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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
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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
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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...

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...

Skate Parks: Where Life Skills Take Flight
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Skate Parks: Where Life Skills Take Flight

Who knew that a skatepark would be a good training ground for other types of skills? Skate parks are more than just concrete playgrounds. They are vibrant hubs of learning where valuable life skills, often overlooked, come to life. In the heart of the skate park, individuals of all ages and abilities can discover the...

September 29, 2023September 29, 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
Accessibility and Inclusion Makes School Holidays Fun
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Accessibility and Inclusion Makes School Holidays Fun

Attending school holiday camps is a rite of passage for many children, however, when you have a disability, the right to inclusion is often challenged. Yet it shouldn’t be. Reasonable adjustments can be made for children with disability to attend camps and school excursions. With careful planning and consideration for individual support needs, school camps...

Partnerships Bring Community Together
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Partnerships Bring Community Together

Supporting vulnerable families impacts the whole community.  At Infinity Community Solutions Ltd we love Good360 delivery day.  Our staff all get involved in helping our DHL delivery driver as the order is moved from the van to our front door.   As staff move the goods there is much laughter and jovial banter.  Even the driver...