The First Supports program is made up of two primary elements: kinship assessment and brokerage and family services.
These elements may be delivered at the same time or one after the other.
The kinship assessment will provide a holistic view of the current and ongoing needs of the child and the kinship carer.
A kinship carer may continue to access First Supports from the agency anytime within 12 months of the placement commencing.
Family Services support will seek to enhance family capability and parenting skills, and improving relationships between the child, parents and caregivers.
Family Services support also help to promote safety, stability and development of children and young people, and enhance social connectedness.