Our Kinship First Supports program is responsible for completing comprehensive kinship assessments to identify the strengths within kinship placements and to identify where any further supports need to be put in place to support both kinship carers and children.
Access to Kinship First Supports program is only available through the Department of Health and Human Services for children subject to Children’s Court Orders with placements expected to be required for more than 3 months duration.
Kinship First Supports
- Will assist the Kinship Carer to adjust to their new role and provide support to manage any emerging issues.
- Will assist the child to settle into their new placement and respond to the child’s individual developmental needs by facilitating a Care Team.
- Can provide practical support and/or material aid to support commencement of the placement.
- Will assist carers to promote connection to culture for Aboriginal children.
Referral to this program is through Department of Families Fairness and Housing.
To learn more, call GEGAC main reception on 5150 0700 and ask to speak to someone about Kinship First Supports.