Kinship carers play a vital part in raising a child within our community

Kinship care

ACT Together supports children and young people in long term kinship care through trauma informed practice, case management and resources. We also offer kinship carer support.

Children who cannot live with their birth parents may be placed by Child, Youth and Protection services in the care of relatives or significant people in the child’s life – this is called kinship care.

ACT Together recognises the benefit to children who can be placed in a kinship placement from early on in their care journey, particularly children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

If you would like to enquire about providing kinship care for a child in the ACT, please complete our carer enquiry form and tick ‘Kincare enquiry’ for the type of care you would like to provide. Your enquiry will be reviewed by one of our ACT Together Caseworkers.

If you are a kinship carer, supported by ACT Together, we’d love to see you at our coffee groups, training sessions and playgroup, for more information, please contact our office on 6110 2200.