MISSION STATEMENT

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

CAMPAIGNS

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.

Our list of current campaigns

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GPV members enjoy the company of other grandparents bound by a commitment to improve the quality of life of all grandchildren

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GPV/KCV calls for Child Impact Statements

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GPV/KCV scrutinises law, policy and practice, asking: what is best for all children and what effect will the decisions we take today have on their futures?

GPV/KCV recognises that guidelines exist for the creation and use of Family Impact Statements (FIS) when putting proposals to local federal or state government councils or cabinets but is disappointed in the underutilisation of these statements and their lack of public visibility.

GPV/KCV calls on all levels of government in Australia to pay specific attention to the potential impact that changes to legislation will have on outcomes for children.  Every piece of legislation, as well as changes to regulations and practices should be accompanied by a ‘Child Impact Statement’ (CIS) consisting of an analysis predicting the potential outcomes for child wellbeing in both the short and long term.

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

Latest News

GPV/KCV scrutinises law, policy and practice, asking: what is best for all children and what effect will the decisions we take today have on their futures? GPV/KCV recognises that guidelines exist for the creation and use of Family Impact Statements (FIS) when putting proposals to local federal or state government councils or cabinets but is disappointed in the underutilisation of these statements and their lack of public visibility.

GPV/KCV issues election Log of Claims PRESS RELEASE……. MONDAY, 25 JUNE 2018. GRANDPARENTS AND KINSHIP CARERS RELEASE AN ELECTION LOG OF CLAIMS GPV/KCV has developed a ‘Log of Claims’ to be addressed in the forthcoming Victorian state election and beyond. Grandparents Victoria/Kinship Carers Victoria is a statewide organisation with the best interests of all children at the core of its work. It is with this scope in mind that the claims have been developed. The claims are fitting when considering &hellip read more

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