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Giving them a Seat at the Table Makes a Difference
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Giving them a Seat at the Table Makes a Difference

Create Foundation represents over 46 000 children and young people who are in out-of-home care, making a real difference in their lives by giving them a voice.  Through their commitment to connect, empower and change, Create Foundation is living their vision of ensuring all children and young people with a care experience reach their full...

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...

Building Inclusive Communities: Navigating Disability Awareness, Overcoming Discrimination, and Fostering Well-Being
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Building Inclusive Communities: Navigating Disability Awareness, Overcoming Discrimination, and Fostering Well-Being

International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPwD) is a day led by the United Nations on December 3rd every year.  Australia has supported IDPwD since 1996, funding a program through the Department of Social Services to promote and raise awareness. IDPwD aims to make people more aware, understanding, and accepting of those with disabilities. This...

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
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