Supporting grandparents and other informal kindship carers to improve the welfare of children
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Welcome to Grandcarers SA
Established in 2002 (formerly known as Grandparents For Grandchildren SA), we believe that all children and young people have the right to a safe, secure and nurturing family environment where the role of Grandcarer (grandparent and kinship carers of their family’s children) is recognised, supported and valued.
We understand the unique challenges faced by grandparents and kinship carers in South Australia. At Grandcarers SA, we are here to provide support, resources, and a caring community to help you navigate your journey. Discover how we can empower and advocate for you and your family.
Grandcarers are full time carers of, or estranged from, their kin’s children. Grandcarers SA supports grandparents and other full time informal kinship carers.
If you are a Grandcarer (grandparent or a kinship carer) who is selflessly helping with a child in your care, we are here to support you in your journey. For further assistance, please Contact Us. Alternatively, you can register with us via our Client Registration Form and we will contact you to discuss your situation and needs. Our client list is independent of official records.
Who We Are
Grandcarers SA is a dedicated team with diverse credentials, skills, and life experiences.
We are committed to supporting our grandparents and kinship carers to conquer their challenges while providing a safe and nourishing environment for the children in their care
Our shared belief is that all children have the right to feel safe and loved, no matter from whom or where they come.
Diversity and Inclusion
Grandcarers SA strives to build a more diverse, inclusive team that reflects the communities where we live, work and play.
We embrace diversity and inclusion and value the unique backgrounds and experience of our team, Grandcarers, grandchildren and their families.
Most of our Grandcarers (grandparents and kinship carers) are not a part of the traditional “child placement system”. The majority of Grandcarers play the role of informal primary carers for
The Voice of Grandcarers
Frequently Asked Questions
Grandcarers SA (previously Grandparents For Grandchildren SA) was created 21 years ago by grandparent carers who were unable to access services for their grandchildren due to a lack of an ‘official’ status as carers. The organisation is now a multi-faceted service developed to assist grandparent and kinship care families across South Australia through personal, peer and financial support.
Grandcarers are the primary carers of, or alienated from, their kin’s children. Grandcarers SA primarily supports grandparents but also supports other primary informal kinship carers.
No. We understand that there are times when Grandcarers take on primary caring responsibilities for children that does not involve formal paperwork or court involvement, including private family arrangements. If in doubt, please give us a call!
No, you are able to self-refer, just give us a call!
Yes. Grandcarer from all backgrounds who registered as clients have access to our services.
No, any personal information is given and kept in confidence.
No, Grandcarers SA is an independent incorporated non-government organisation. To benefit clients, we occasionally collaborate or partner with other agencies that can provide services to our Grandcarers or to participate in joint activities, but we remain autonomous.
Grandcarers SA receive operational funding from the SA Department of Human. The Department have a long-term commitment to this arrangement.
We work hard to source grant funding from philanthropic organisations for specific projects and funding for our Education and Development Fund.
No, we are a free service, we just ask each new person to register with us by providing their details on our Client Registration Form.
We would like to thank our Supporters
Acknowledgement of Country
As an organisation we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, traditions, the culture and the hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
“The feeling of being shattered when you’re separated from someone you love.”
Artist: Kel Rankine from the Ngarrindjeri Group
Acrylic on canvas 11/12/2017
Presented to Grandparents For Grandchildren 2018.