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Kinship Care

Our foster care program places children and young people who are unable to live at home in temporary care, giving them a place where they can feel safe.

Kinship Care

How are services delivered?

Services are also provided to clients in Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services. Referral to this program is only through Child Protection.


Kinship carer support

Our kinship carer group support meetings are a great way to meet other kinship carers in your area and provide a supportive environment in a relaxed and informal setting. Facilitated groups are held monthly in Highett, Frankston, Karingal and Rosebud. These groups are open and welcoming, and can help you access support services and increase your skills.


Information and advice

The Kinship Information and Advice Service assists kinship foster care families, children and young people, and the professionals who support them.

This kinship carer support may include:

  • Specialised advice
  • Relevant and up-to-date information about community services
  • Information regarding support groups for kinship carers.

This service can be accessed by all kinship foster carers and children, professionals, members of the extended family and broader community.

More information about kinship care


For further information about our kinship care program, please contact our kinship care support team on (03) 9212 5600.

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We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

May the children of today lead us to a brighter tomorrow.

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