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Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018

Across Life Without Barriers, Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018 celebrations are held to thank the wonderful and dedicated foster, kinship and relative carers who work tirelessly to keep children safe and help them fulfill their dreams. The Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018 dates are:  

QLD      22nd-28th April

WA       March

 

VIC       9th-15th September

TAS      9th-15th September

ACT      9th-15th September

SA        9th-15th September

NSW     9th-15th September

2018 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference "Make it Happen, Make it Matter!”

Foster Care Queensland the peak organisation for foster and kinship care in Queensland – invites you to participate in the 2018 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference.This conference represents all State and Territory Foster and Kinship Carers throughout Australia which combined, totals more than 25,000 families caring for approximately 47,000 children in the care of all States and Territories.The purpose of the conference is to bring together like minded people including carers, government and non-government staff and others interested to share their experiences, participate in professional development, network and have fun. We are proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this fantastic event.

Life Without Barriers Foster and Kinship Care Week Events 2018

Location

Date

Event

Contact

TAS

Hadleys Orient Hotel

34 Murray Street TAS 7000

(Hobart)

Monday 10th September 12:00pm-2:00pm

High Tea: Please join us for High Tea to celebrate Foster and Kinship Care Week

Foster Carers and Family's Only

RSVP to TasCarer.Advice@lwb.org.au or call 6232 8700

 

Please include any dietary requirements

LWB Dandenong Office

2/1-7 Langhorne St VIC 3175

(Dandenong)

Wednesday 12th September

10:30am-11:30am

A morning tea for South East Carer Families

 

Foster Carers and Family's Only

RSVP to Suzanne Cochrane on 0437 592 311

Hotel Grand Chancellor

29 Cameron St TAS 7250

(Launceston)

Wednesday 12th September

11:30am - 1:30pm

High Tea: Please join us for High Tea to celebrate Foster and Kinship Care Week

Foster Carers and Family's Only

RSVP by 4th September to Jo Van Leeuwen on 6432 5903 or josine.vanleeuwen@lwb.org.au

 

Please let us know of any dietary requirements

Merewether Bowling Club

23 Caldwell Street NSW 2291

(Merewether)

Thursday 13th September

11:00am - 2:00pm

Event will include Barefoot Bowls, Lucky Door Prize and a BBQ Lunch

 

Foster Carers and Family's Only

 RSVP by 6th September.

 

Please let us know of any dietary requirements

Windows on Westella

100 Westella Drive TAS 7315

(Ulverstone)

 Friday 14th September

11:00am - 1:00pm

High Tea: Please join us for High Tea to celebrate Foster and Kinship Care Week

Foster Carers and Family's Only

RSVP by 4th September to Jo Van Leeuwen on 6432 5903 or josine.vanleeuwen@lwb.org.au

 

Please let us know of any dietary requirements

NSW

Dolphin Marine Magic

65 Orlando Street NSW 2450

(Coffs Harbour)

Friday 14th September
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Event will include a show, treats and lots of photo opportunities

Foster Carers and Family's Only

Interagency event
RSVP to Maree by email maree.connellan@lwb.org.au or phone 02 6690 3500 by 10th September

NSW

Western Sydney University Bankstown Campus

Corner of Horsley Rd & Bullecourt Rd NSW 2214

(Milperra)

 Sunday 16th September

11:00am-3:00pm

Event will include lunch and fun activities and games for children.

Foster Carers and Family's Only

Interagency event 

RSVP to your fcw@acwa.asn.au by 7th September.

 

Please include in the email your full name, your fostering agency or CS region, number of adults and children and if you require a disabled parking space or a vegetarian meal

 

NSW

Central Coast Lifetime Learning Centre 

13 Palmdale Road NSW 2258

(Palmdale)

Friday 12th October

10:00am-2:00pm

Event will include sausage sizzle, drinks, snacks, activities and raffle. Bring you own Bike or Scooter including closed in shoes and a helmet, deck chair/picnic blanket

Foster Carers and Family's Only

Interagency event 

RSVP to your LWB SOC or relevant agency by 28th September

VIC

Melbourne 

Lunch: Taxi Kitchen (Flinders St & Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000)

 

Film: Kino Cinema 45 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Saturday 13th October

12:00pm – Lunch at Taxi Kitchen (Taxi Kitchen is located right in the heart of Melbourne, at the iconic federation square.)

 

2:30pm Kino Cinema

 

Please join us for lunch and a movie to celebrate you, the wonderful and dedicated foster carers who work tirelessly to support young people.

The Film is Ladies In Black.

Foster Carers and Family's Only

Please email hollie.johnson@lwb.org.au for more information.

Are you interested in learning more about Foster care?

Children in care may be frightened and are always vulnerable. They need compassionate and resilient adults in their lives to show them that they are important and valuable. Children in care are supported by a Care Team. Foster carers work in partnership with caseworkers, specialised support staff and the child or young person and the child’s family. 

We acknowledge the importance of preserving and enhancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s sense of identity by maintaining their connections with family, community and culture.

If you would like more information, please call 1300 592 227 or email us at carers@lwb.org.au or visit www.lwb.org.au/foster-care to learn more.

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