Ways Forward for Kids with Kin: Kinship Care Forum III

Ways Forward for Kids with Kin: Kinship Care Forum III

Thursday Sep 9, 9.30am to 3pm

Merthyr Rd Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm

Non-Members $40, Members $20, includes lunch

Carers & Online free

Bookings https://bit.ly/381GjRY

9.30am                Registration & cuppa

9.45am                Introduction and housekeeping

10.00am              Transforming residential care and kinship care

Queensland Department of Children, Youth Justice & Multicultural Affairs

10.20am              Statutory kinship Care: Is both quality and quantity possible?

Meredith Kiraly, honorary research fellow, University of Melbourne

Key issues building statutory kinship care programs, including lessons from the developing statutory kinship care in Victoria.

11.00am              Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kinship Care Model

Candice Butler, Director Innovation & Practice Development

Qld Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

Showcasing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship care model that is culturally informed and culturally sound led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations

11.30am              Working with Kinship Carers: partnering with families

Panel exploring finding kin and partnering with kinship carers to navigate the highs and lows of providing a statutory placement.

  • Bryan Smith, Executive Director, Qld Foster & Kinship Care
  • Ange Tyson, Senior Kinships support Worker, Kummara & Infinity Community Solutions
  • Annaley Clarke, Executive Director of Services, Kummara & Infinity Community Solutions

12.15pm              Lunch

1.00pm                Kinship Carers Panels

Facilitated by Joanne Roff, Operations Manager South (Child & families), Integrated Family & Youth Services

What kinship care currently looks like and how kinship care can be more supported. The needs, challenges, highs and lows of what carers experience. Identifying how to support them better.

1.45pm                Facilitated discussion, take home messages and next steps

3pm                      Finish


Date: 9 Sep 2021

Time: All day event


Name: PeakCare

Phone: 07 3368 1050


Merthyr Rd Uniting Church

52 Merthyr Rd

New Farm, Brisbane