On Friday 26 May 2017, Minister Dale Wakefield, Minister for Territory Families officially launched The Charter of Rights at Parliament House. The Charter of Rights is the voice of Foster and Kinship Carers, developed by carers, for carers in the Northern Territory.
Foster Carers Association NT has led the way nationally by highlighting the need for all Australian States and Territories foster and kinship care agencies to develop a Charter of Rights specifically for Foster and Kinship Carers.
We are proud to have the full support of Territory Families from the CEO down, sending a strong message to foster and kinship carers throughout the Northern Territory that their work is valued by the Territory and their community.
Foster Carers Association NT and Territory Families have committed to taking this Charter throughout the Territory, talking with foster and kinship carers, case managers, team leaders and managers to acknowledge the positive and valuable work that foster and kinship carers do in our community and the importance of our partnership in raising our most vulnerable children.
The Foster and Kinship Carers Charter of Rights has been one of the most important projects we have undertaken and we would like to congratulate all foster and kinship carers who’ve taken part in the extensive consultation process. We are also extremely grateful for the carers who participated in the video which talks about what the Charter means to them. The video is a work in progress and in time we hope to collaborate with carers throughout the Northern Territory.
As Minister Wakefield explained, the Charter of Rights is just the beginning! We have a long and challenging journey ahead but the The Charter of Rights ensures that carers will be supported.
Our Congratulations to you all!