|Kinship Family Support|
As part of the range of services that can be accessed through Child FIRST, OzChild provides a specialist Kinship Family Support worker. This worker will work with Child FIRST and a range of Family Services to provide more specialist support to kinship carers, who are eligible for Child FIRST services living in the local government areas (see below).
Who will be able to use Family Support?
Kinship families who have:
What does Family Support offer?
The Kinship Family Support worker provides a consultative role to Child FIRST. In addition, the worker is available for joint visits and can assist with some short term support, depending on the needs of the kinship family.
How to access Family Support?
The Kinship Family Support worker can be accessed through Child FIRST.
If you think you can use the services of Child FIRST you can contact your local Child FIRST directly. Please remember to tell the Child FIRST intake worker that you are a kinship carer.
About Child FIRST
Child FIRST also has extensive information about the services that families can access in their local areas. The primary purpose of Child FIRST is to ensure that vulnerable children, young people and their families are linked effectively into relevant services.