As we mark Foster and Kinship Care Weeks, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our compassionate and committed carers, for the wonderful work you do.
You open your homes and hearts to provide safe and supportive environments for children and young people to grow and thrive.
For this, we can’t thank you enough.
We know that COVID has thrown up some challenges in recent times, as you keep children and young people safe and connected.
So I’m sure that this year’s theme of “Adaptability: Caring through COVID and the changed care environment” will resonate with many of you.
During the ongoing lockdowns, many of you have taken on more responsibilities and had to deal with changes in the way you get the support you need.
We are deeply grateful for your resilience, creativity and commitment.
I hope you can take some time this week to reflect on the challenging yet rewarding role you have taken on. It can’t always be easy, but I hope the joys far outweigh the challenges.
Thank you for your compassion and resilience. Thank you for keeping the children and young people in your care safe and happy during these times of uncertainty.
CEO Uniting Vic.Tas