- Aboriginal kinship care is care provided by relatives or friends to an Aboriginal child who cannot live with their parents.
- Statutory kinship occurs when a Child Protection intervention has occurred and a decision has been made to place a child with relatives or a significant friend.
- Private, informal or non-statutory kinship care is where children are cared for by relatives without any Child Protection intervention.
- The Department of Human Services funds kinship care services to improve the support available for children growing up in kinship care.
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