The needs of families are becoming more complex and the support grandparents can offer to their own family and to other families is significant. Through acting together grandparents are becoming strong advocates.
What we believe
Each year GPV/KCV conducts at least one campaign. Most campaigns undertaken span a number of years so in any given year there is always more than one campaign underway.
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty which was adopted by the United Nations on 20 November 1989. It establishes global standards to ensure the protection, survival and development of all children, without discrimination.
Australia signed the Convention on 22 August 1990 and ratified it on 17 December 1990.
Grandparents Victoria Timeline
– 2001 Formed Grandparents Victoria
– 2002 Formed Grandparents Australia
– 2011 Formed Kinship Carers Victoria
– 2013 Formed Kinship International Network
Joined International Play Association
GPV/KCV applauds the Auditor General for his report into the Mental Health of Child Protection Practitioners (May 2018) GPV/KCV has long held the view that CPPs are overworked; a circumstance that leads to kinship carers being case-managed by stressed workers. The results are often catastrophic with poor decisions about child welfare made.
Press release 13th December 2017 “Today’s report from the Ombudsman detailing anomalies present in the treatment of kinship carers is vindication for those many carers who have complained many times over many years. Many carers who read this report will be upset anew as they see their trials and tribulations in dealing with child protection services actually written down and acknowledged. This acknowledgement of the validity of their complaints is in itself a great service to them and they will &hellip read more
The Board of Grandparents Victoria and Kinship Carers Victoria believes that families are made up of many complex relationships and that the role of grandparents in keeping these relationships healthy is crucial, involving acceptance of the diversity amongst us all. The Board supports the right of same-sex couples to make their own decisions about whether or not they marry. The Board urges the Australian Parliament to make it possible through changes to legislation for this right to be enabled. The &hellip read more