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Invitation to a special conversation on enhancing national recognition for kinship care

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Dear colleagues

I am pleased to share with you today that some further spots have become available for a special PeakCare lunch event lunch being held at Victoria Park in Brisbane next Friday 28 June. This is for us to connect with the National Informal Kinship Care Network around achieving national recognition and support for all kinship care families.

Did you know around half of all kinship carers are family friends or relatives, other than grandparents? Almost all of these identified kinship care families also provide care on an informal basis, without recognition or financial support from statutory child protection systems.

We are honoured to have Kate Bundle, former CEO of the NZ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust, who will present a keynote address:

Achieving national recognition and support for all kinship care families, both informal and formal: Connecting stakeholders, research & advocacy

This will be followed by a discussion on achieving national recognition and support for kinship care families focusing specifically on opportunities for federal government to assist children in informal kinship care arrangements.

We will also be joined by Meredith Kiraly, Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and Mike Feszczak, CEO of Grandcarers SA, who will describe the new Kinship Alliance Australia, a national network of kinship care advocacy groups and services whose delegations meet regularly with the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Grandparent and Kinship Carers.

Join colleagues for this no-cost, in-person conversation with lunch included. Registrations are essential.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Date: Friday 28 June 2024

Time: 10.00am-1.45pm

Where: Victoria Park, Quartz Room – 309 Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006

Registrations close 5pm, Monday 24 June.

Tom Allsop

Chief Executive Officer


If you have any questions about your registration, please contact the PeakCare team at office@peakcare.org.au

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