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2008: Victorian kinship care project

In 2008 ISS Australia received funding from the Fred P Archer Charitable Trust for the Victorian Kinship Care Project, which aimed to achieve better outcomes for Victorian children in alternative care by exploring the capacity of overseas family members to become potential carers.

ISS Australia first liaised with the Victorian Department of Human Services to identify children in alternative care who may benefit from international kinship care.

ISS Australia also made a submission to the Victorian Government’s Review on Kinship Care, to contribute to the development of future policy in this area. The submission is available for download.

Due to the Victorian Kinship Care Project, ISS Australia has engaged more effectively with DHS in promoting international kinship care as an option with the potential to improve outcomes for Victorian children in alternative care.

ISS Australia thanks the Fred P Archer Charitable Trust for their generous funding of this project.