Through our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community and Kinship Care is a way of providing a family life for jarjums (children) who cannot live with their own parents. All over the world, community and kinship families open their hearts to jarjums (children) in need, and share their family life with them.
Community and Kinship care is often used to provide temporary care while parents get help sorting out problems, or to help jarjums or young people through a difficult period in their lives. Often jarjums will return home once the problems that caused them to come into care have been resolved and it is clear that their parents are able to look after them safely. Others may stay in long-term community care, some may be adopted, and others will move on to live independently.