The Mirabel Foundation works specifically to assist children being raised by grandparents and other family members due to parental illicit drug use. Mirabel supports kinship carers regardless of their legal or statutory status.
Max & Tyra
'And that's when it all started. Or, should I say, that's when it all ended. At that moment it felt like our normal family fell apart…' Mirabel's beautiful children’s book tells the story of two children coming to terms with the loss of their mother due to illicit drug use and their experiences living with their Nan. Download Max & Tyra or to order your free copy (postage and handling costs may apply) email your name and address to Mirabel.
When the children arrive... A resource book for Kinship Carers
Over the years Mirabel has encountered many families from a range of heartbreaking experiences. Their stories of hardship and grief have many commonalities and it is these shared experiences and questions that are touched on in this book. To order your free copy (postage and handling costs may apply) of 'When the children arrive...', email your name and address to Mirabel.
Polly & Me
Ian Darling's short film 'Polly and Me' highlights the traumatic circumstances of many Mirabel children and covers some of the most crucial issues threatening those vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society. An International Conference on Innovation in Therapeutic Approaches with Children, Young People and Families. For further information go to www.pollyandme.com.au.
Mirabel Child Safety Policy
This policy outlines our commitment to safeguarding the children and young people in our care - Mirabel Child Safety Policy
ADF offers information about alcohol and other drugs and the prevention of related harms.
Support & information - Phone 1300 368 186
Secretariat of National Aboriginal & Islander Child Care – Supporting Carers
Information & referrals for kinship carers
Represents the voices of children and young people who have experienced out-of-home care
Provide information about payments and support services for non-parent carers
Provides support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia
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State and Territory Services
Family Drug Help (FDH) provides a specialist service to support family members and friends who are concerned about a loved one’s alcohol and other drug use. - Phone 1300 660 068
Provides programs and services to reinforce Aboriginal culture and encourage best parenting practices, and advise government in relation to child abuse and neglect in the Aboriginal community.
KCV is the peak body for kinship carers in Victoria and aims to have kinship carers supported in their role according to their needs and the needs of the children for whom they care. - Phone (03) 9372 2422
PCA Families is an early intervention service that provides support to families formed through kinship care, permanent care and adoption. - Phone (03) 9020 1833
Phone 13 12 78
A new program designed to improve and expand kinship and foster carer training Victoria-wide.
Take a look at the Carer KaFÉ calendar to find a session near you.
New South Wales
Provides up to date information about alcohol and drugs through local public libraries in New South Wales.
Peak body providing child protection and out-of-home care policy advice on issues affecting Aboriginal children, young people, families and carers.
CCNSW provides support (24 hr telephone support, ongoing education, peer support & advocacy) to foster, kinship and relative carers across New South Wales. - Phone: 1300 794 653
GRaKCA is an advocacy group convened by COTA NSW. The information obtained from GRaKCA shapes the advocacy agenda COTA NSW presents to politicians, policy makers and service providers in the area.
Grandchildren Visitation & Care In Family Law
Kinship & Relative care
Child Protection Helpline Ph: 132 111
Australian Capital Territory
Resource for Carers
Support and education to grandparents that are primary carers
Child Concern reports Phone 1300 556 729
Phone 07 3256 6166
Phone 1800 177 135 or (07) 3235 9999
Phone (08) 9222 2555
Your rights as a relative, kinship or foster carer
Phone 131 478
Phone 1300 135 513
Phone 1300 733 510
Ph: 1300 737 639
Information to help grandparents care for their grandchildren
24hr Alcohol and Drug Support Lines
Crisis line phone (08) 9223 1111
Country free call phone 1800 199 008
Child Protection Intake Phone 1800 700 250