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.
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.
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.
- Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
- Free on street parking
- Disabled access
How this service is delivered
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.
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