Grandparents caring for kids abandoned by their parents are wondering when a $130,000 state government report into informal kinship care will be released to the public.
The government commissioned the Informal Kinship Care Review last year to look into the experiences of informal kinship carers to see how they should best offer a new kinship carer and liason support pilot.
Informal carers are those who who take on the primary care of children whose parents will not or are unable to care for them, and who do so without the financial support and services of the state government.
The report was due to be released in November last year but almost four months later Kin Raising Kids are questioning if the report will ever be released.
Kin Raising Kids secretary Frank Tyers said it was very disappointing that this cohort of mostly older people, some in real financial and emotional struggles, were still waiting for help from the system.
The group has long campaigned for more state support for the children in their care.
This resulted in a financial package from the government to undertake the Informal Kinship Care report.
They now continue to wait to see how the system will offer improvements to grandparents, other kin, and the children in their care.
"It is very disappointing. We are worried it will just be swept under the carpet, because it will cost the government too much money, or just be too hard," Mr Tyers said.
"Support does happen to some degree through the Advice and Referral Line, but that line is really only interested in formal carers."
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