Being there for your kids
Help and tips on how to be there for your kids.
Despite the challenges, it is worth continuing to advocate for your kids and be there for them.
“Even though my son is in care, I’ve still been able to play an important role in his life” (parent)
“A child can live in care and have love for their family as well” (Parent)
Example resources to support parenting:
your children’s rights while they are in care
Overview - rights of kids in care
Kids rights in care (version: ages 7-12)
Kids rights in care (version: ages 13-18)
Care Leavers' Charter of Rights
Listen to our FISH President, Felicity Kime, in this podcast talking about childhood experiences and what that looked like when she became a parent.
“We were always there for our child. Even when we weren’t physically able to be there we never stopped loving them, and now we have the chance to show it every day. My child loves seeing the section 90 with original orders rescinded, saying they are back with mum and dad” (Parent)
“Children need their parents in their lives. One way or the other” (Parent)
It’s important to remember that even while your children are in care, there are still ways you can continue to care for them, parent them and have good relationships with them. You can do this by:
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