Relative or kinship care
Relative or kinship care is a type of care that places a child or young person with a relative or someone they already know.
Caring by relatives is a common practice across cultures, but the term kinship care can have different meanings for different cultural groups.
In Australian indigenous communities, kin may be a relative of the child or young person or someone who shares a cultural or community connection.
Being cared for by relatives or kin helps children avoid the trauma of being placed in unfamiliar environments.
If you are interested in learning about or becoming a relative or kinship carer, please contact us now on 4944 7711 or complete the form below.