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GPV/KCV applauds the Auditor General - 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. Introduction ‘Like police, emergency services and youth justice, child protection is ‘frontline’ work that is highly complex and requires specialist skills. CPPs are exposed to a range of Read More
At last – kinship carers are vindicated - 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 Read More
Same-sex marriage - 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 Read More