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One day workshop on career Grandparents

The CSNSEG (Child Support National Stakeholder Engagement Group) are conducting a panel workshop on Tuesday 23rd June with special emphasis on Grandparents who are careers.

The CSNSEG (Child Support National Stakeholder Engagement Group) are conducting a panel workshop on Tuesday 23rd June with special emphasis on Grandparents who are careers.

Afternoon Session Objectives:-

   To identify the issues facing grandparent and kin carers who have primary care of children.
   To explore the ways the CSA and other government agencies can better support the needs of grandparents, kin carers and the children they care for.
   To provide an information paper to government which outlines policy and service delivery that support grandparents and kin carers.

Table Group Discussions will also be conducted with focus questions for small group discussion:

Issues for grandparents and kin carers:

   What are the key challenges facing grandparents and kin carers?
   How could policy better support the needs of grandparents and kin carers?
   How could the delivery of services be improved to meet the unique needs of grandparents and kin carers

Special additional invited attendees

Office of the Hon. Chris Bowen MP
James Pawluk
Timothy Chandran
Annabelle Shaw

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Therese Ryan   

Families Australia/Grandparents Australia
Anne McLeish   

Marymead Child and Family Centre
Suella Jarvis   

Council of the Ageing
Prue Fairlie   

Families Australia
Brian Babington   

If there are any particular issues to be raised please comment in this topic. The Shared Parenting Council, Lone Fathers Association, Dads in Distress and National Council of Single Mothers and their Children will be attending as external stakeholder members.

Last edit: by Secretary SPCA


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Therese Ryan
Grandparents raising Grandchildren, Tasmania

Therese Ryan is the state-wide co-coordinator of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Tasmania. She is responsible for coordinating their program which aims to provide access to appropriate services and support groups for grandparent families.
Anne McLeish
Families Australia and Grandparents Australia

Anne McLeish is the current Secretary of Families Australia and teh National Director of Grandparents Australia. In these roles Anne has developed a working knowledge of the challanges facomng both Kin Careers and Grandparents who have primary care of children
Suella Jarvis
Marymead Child and Family Centre, Grandparents Support Network, Canberra

Suella Jarvis is the manager responsible for family programs, including the Grandparent Support Network at Marymead.

The Grandparents Support Network has bene developed to help Grandparents who are raising or who play a significant role in raising their grandchildren. The program also offers individual support for grandparents such as counselling and assistance in emergency situations.
Prue Fairlie
Council of the Ageing (COTA)

Prue has worked with COTA (NSW) in the area of grand parenting since 2002. Her work involves assisting service development to support grandparents and she has a particular interest in working with Aboriginal families
Brian Babington
Families Australia

Brian Babington has been the Chief Executive Officer of Families Australia since 2005. In 2007 Families Australia published the paper "Grand Parenting:Present and Futrure" which reported on the needs of grandparents today.

Families Australia has continued to advocate for both Grandparents and Kin Carers who are the priomary caregivers in many families today.

Currently Families Australia is associated with a three year study which focuses on Grandparents as carers and the needs f grandchildren






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