Aboriginal Kinship Care

What we offer

The Martinthi Aboriginal Kinship Care Program is a partnership between UCWB and InComPro Aboriginal Association to .

Martinthi, pronounced mar-ten-di, is a Kaurna word meaning to embrace, to clasp, to hold. The program assesses, trains, advocates for and supports both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal kinship carers who care for Aboriginal children and young people who have been placed in their care by the Department for Child Protection.

Martinthi will ensure that carers are well supported to provide care that allows for children and young people to feel safe and supported so that they grow up well cared for, connected to Aboriginal culture, kin, identity, and community and empowered to reach their full potential.

Accessing the program

Kinship carers are referred into Martinthi by the Department of Child Protection and we cannot accept outside referrals.