What We Do

We complete Relative and Kinship assessments for the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and Agencies. 

We assure that you can meet your specified three-month time frame with a comprehensive assessment of family members. 

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What It Is

Relative or Kinship care is a type of care that places a child or young person with a relative or someone they already know, for example a grandparent. Caring by relatives is a common practice across cultures, but the term kinship care can have different meanings for different cultural groups.

In Aboriginal communities, kin may be a relative of the child or young person or someone who shares a cultural or community connection.

Being cared for by relatives or kin also helps children avoid the trauma of being placed in unfamiliar environments. Unfortunately, not all children or young people have family or kin who can care for them, so foster carers from the wider community are vitally important.

For more information see: https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/families/carers/about-relative-and-kinship-care/chapters/what-is-relative-and-kinship-care

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Our Focus

This assessment process is similar to becoming a Foster Carer however, it is not exactly the same. 

Children and young people, their parents and carers have certain basic rights and things they can reasonably expect under the law. Kinship and relative carers play a vital role in promoting and protecting the rights of children and young people in their care. Case workers and carers must support these rights. 

When a child or young person cannot live with their parents the next best person to care for them is usually a member of their family or kin who can care for them safely. 

Our focus is on ensuring carers uphold these rights and that children and young people remain in a secure and familiar environment. Placement with family and kin can reduce the trauma of being in out of home care and help a child develop or maintain connection to family, community and culture.