Your gift purchase helps lighten the load of what is already a financially challenging period for many during this time of economic hardship. Nothing brings more joy to carers and parents than seeing their child happy during Christmas time, your gift purchase is a big part of that!
Kinship Carers Week 2022
Every day is a day to be thankful for all our carers. Still, a week dedicated to them gives us the unique opportunity to truly acknowledge and celebrate their incredible contribution to our society.
Kinship Carers Week is celebrated from 5-9 September and reminds us of the very special role family and close friends play in raising children and young people.
Kinship carers are vital in keeping kids connected to family, to friends, and to familiarity. Every day they go above and beyond to provide stability and support to children and young people during a time of upheaval, helping them to stay connected to their communities and maintain important family ties.
All children and young people deserve to live with their own families, and kinship carers make that a possibility. When they open their homes and hearts to a child, they are preventing that child from being placed into foster or residential care. The opportunity to live with your own relatives gives a child a sense of belonging, helps them feel safer, and gives them hope, the connection they feel by remaining with family or close friends is so important to a child’s wellbeing.
This week, and every week, we thank you for being a supportive force in the lives of children and young people and helping keep families together.
- Meet kinship carer Lauren, OzChild’s JC Butler Award recipient for 2022
- Working in Partnership with our carers – read about our commitment to Thriving Families
- Podcasts for Kinship Carers
- Connect with other kinship carers, and find support, resources and information to help you on your caring journey
Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia to coincide with Universal Children’s Day. Each year the theme of Children’s Week highlights a particular Children’s Right.
Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia from 11-17 September. We are both humbled and amazed by the enormous contribution of our village of carers who open their homes, their hearts and their lives giving back to the community so selflessly.
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