Recent media reporting by the ABC and the Courier Mail have provided a prelude to the Ways Forward for Kin with Kids Forum, the third in our series of Kinship Care Forums to be hosted by PeakCare on Thursday, 9th September in association with Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS), KIC (Kummara and Infinity Community Solutions), Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) and Queensland Foster and Kinship Care (QFKC).

Click here and scroll to 12:45 to watch the item aired during last night’s edition of ABC News and click here to read the article, Children under 10 being placed in residential care with traumatic outcomes, experts warn authored by the ABC’s Elizabeth Cramsie that features commentary by PeakCare’s Lindsay Wegener, Bryan Smith (Queensland Foster and Kinship Care), Natalie Siegel-Brown (Wise Mind), Commissioner Natalie Lewis (Queensland Family and Child Commission) and Deidre Mulkerin, Director-General, Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.

To read the Courier Mail article, Kids ‘dumped’ in homes: Child safety advocates hit out as state’s residential care crisis worsens, click here to access the on-line version if you are a subscriber or click here to read the transcript.

PeakCare looks forward to welcoming all who will be attending the Ways Forward for Kin with Kids Forum. If you have an opinion about the matters reported on by the ABC and Courier Mail, share your views below – anonymously if you prefer.