When grandparents take on responsibility for their grandchildren they have to navigate their way through a myriad of different bureaucracies and processes, including Family Law courts, child protection agencies and Centrelink. For many this will be their first experience with any of those services, especially if their assumption of responsibility is abrupt due to a crisis in the child’s family.
GFGSA understands that grandparents may feel unsupported and alone and have no idea about where to go for assistance. This is where GFGSA can guide you through this maze and provide you with information to help you understand what is involved in this complex process.
Booklets and brochures on a range of topics may be obtained from the GFGSA office.