LET US LEARN
A systematic enquiry into the educational experience of children and young people in out of home care – conducted by the Vic. Commissioner for Children and Young People
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. They are the custodians of considerable wisdom, compassion and skills that are being put to good use in activities to support families and to benefit the wider community.
Grandparents Victoria (GPV) aims to:
- Link grandparents across the state and the nation
- Identify, articulate and promote the needs of grandchildren and grandparents
- Represent the views of grandparents in public consultations and influence policy and practice affecting families
- Share ideas and information about what works well in supporting families.
Director, Grandparents Victoria
GPV believes that a society that is inclusive of all is crucial to individual and community wellbeingOur Values
GPV conducts a number of campaigns on issues that affect grandparents and their familiesRead More
Latest News & Information
Grandparents — are we expecting too much? – ABC Radio Program Parental as Anything
Grandparents do so much for our kids. But not every family has a Nanny or Pop in their life. And even when they do, keeping the peace can be tricky.
How do you celebrate the joy grandparents bring to your family, while still forging your own path as a parent? How do you ask them not to spoil your kids, or discipline them like it’s 1985? And do you rely too much on them for free childcare?
Anne McLeish, director of Grandparents Australia, joins host of Parental As Anything Maggie Dent, to celebrate the benefits – but to also offer tips on how to foster relationships from afar, what to do if tensions arise over child rearing ideas and what to say if a grandparent is not in their life at all.
End physical punishment of children – protect Australian children
919 people have signed this petition to end physical punishment of Australian children.
In 1979, Sweden was the first country in the world to prohibit all physical punishment of children, including in the home. As of September 2022, 63 countries, including New Zealand, have done the same. Lawmakers in these countries listened to the experts in the field. They also listened to over 50 years of research that demonstrates the negative outcomes associated with the physical or corporal punishment of children.
It’s time Australia listened too! We need to prioritize the safety of children. This petition is calling on you to help a campaign to end physical punishment of children.
Please sign and ask others to sign the petition, which will be sent to Federal and State Attorneys General urging them to change legislation:
The Uluru Statement from the Heart
A list of people connected with GPV/KCV offering their support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart. They ask their families and friends to do the same and call on the Australian Government to urgently address the issues raised in the statement.
GPV conducts a number of campaigns on issues that affect grandparents and their families
Congrats to GPV and her Board on the 20th birthday! The years have gone by quickly and yet you have achieved so much. Who would have believed it when we first started chatting in Moonee Ponds?
It has been a remarkable journey. Wanting to support families has driven us to think and act much more widely than we could have conceived of in 2001. There have been some disappointments along the way, most particularly the lack of value governments place on supporting families, particularly vulnerable families.