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Sasha’s Story

In 2017 Victoria Legal Aid referred Sasha* to our Child Protection Legal Service. Two years earlier, she had fled a violent relationship, leaving behind her two children. The children’s father denied her access to the children. However, they were subsequently removed from his care by Child Protection following concerns around his substance abuse, criminal activity […]

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Joan

‘I was a grandparent, but that’s all I was.’ – Joan’s Story

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, almost half of all children placed in home-based care by child protection authorities are placed with relatives, mainly grandparents. Nobody knows exactly how many grandparents are the primary carers for grandchildren. The latest ABS data from 2008 identified 14,000 such families, headed by around 23,000 grandparents. […]

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