Community Kinship Program – Baptcare

Community Kinship Values
Consistency | Advocacy | Carer-led | Carer-focused

These values are delivered with a consistent approach state-wide. Our program offers needs-based training and helps connect people with supports. We can assist with safety planning and information, communication with birth families where appropriate and referrals to additional supports. We can also offer advocacy and help to navigate the Centrelink, health and education systems.

Individual support
Carers have access to free group activities and individual support. This includes training, respite and help to set up for when a young person come into their care unexpectedly or with little notice. Support is also available when challenges arise in everyday life or where additional support is needed.

Group supports
Meetings are held every fortnight, with guest speakers presenting topics of interest requested by carers to help them in their role. This could be anything – from computer support through to understanding children’s emotions.
There are also regular group functions and outings as well, to build community.

Respite and financial support
We can assist you to access respite services if you wish to do so. We can also help you to access financial support which may be available for: set up and establishment costs; essential items such as school uniforms; access to technology for children’s education; and access to school activities such as camps and school excursions.

Who this service is for

Grandparents, relatives and non relatives who voluntarily accepted children of family members into their care.

Anyone can refer themselves or someone they know to the service by calling the Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line on 1800 000 123 or call Baptcare Community Kinship Engagement Practitioner on (03) 6323 6700.



Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Accessibility Support

  • Free on street parking
  • Disabled access

How this service is delivered

  • Face-to-face

    Groups are held fortnightly in Launceston and Hobart and monthly in the Huonville region. Contact us for full details.

    Individual support is provided as required.

  • Call or visit us online

    To make a referral or for more information, contact the Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line on 1800 000 123 or call the Baptcare Community Kinship Engagement Practitioner on (03) 6323 6700.

Community Kinship Program

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Updated: 12/12/2023

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288 Invermay Road, Mowbray TAS, Australia
4/95 Albert Road, Moonah TAS, Australia