Medical History for Foster and Kinship Carers (13.9.2018)
Written on the 13 September 2018
Thursday 13 September 2018
The Liberal Nationals know the vital support and dedication our foster and kinship carers give in caring for some of Victoria's most vulnerable children.
That's why a Liberal Nationals Government will enable foster and kinship carers to have access to the medical history records of children placed in their care within 48 hours.
This announcement comes during Foster Care Week which raises awareness about foster care within the community and highlights the challenges often faced by foster and kinship carers, such as gaining access to these very vital records.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Families and Children, Georgie Crozier
"A Liberal Nationals Government will value the work of foster and kinship carers and will recognise the significant challenges they go through. These children often have complex histories and the needs of the child must come first. Facilitating access to basic medical records should be a priority and needs to happen.
"We have listened to the concerns of carers around the state who have told us they need to have timely access to basic medical histories of children in their care."