When parents are unable to take care of their children for any reason, often, extended family or members of the community come forward to assist. That's what kinship care is all about! When a child is unable to remain at home because of child protection concerns or special needs, CCAS looks to extended family members, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, or a person who has has a significant relationship with the child to provide temporary care. As a kin caregiver you will receive guidance and support from our Service Team to ensure that you and the child's needs are met.
What do we offer?
- Baby-sitting, or recreational and social activities in the community.
- If applicable, financial compensation for the following expenses related to children:
- practical help with setting up your home to care for the child
- day-to-day costs of raising a child such as food, clothing, shelter, personal care items, general household costs and a spending allowance
- respite provisions
- medical coverage
How do you get help?
- Kin Caregivers should speak with their Child Protection Worker and ask for more information. You are also invited to review our Kinship Care FAQs.