YMCA Healthy Living Magazine, powered by n4 food and health (Autumn 2015) - Page 18

THE YMCA LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GRANDPARENTS YMCA Victoria is running an innovative and much-needed program for grandparent-headed families. THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GRANDPARENTS randparents have forever played an important role in family life but most, having raised their own children, do not expect to become parents again. However, in 2012, almost 41,000 children and young people across Australia were the subject of care and protection orders issued by child protection authorities with approximately half of those placed in the care of relatives, mostly grandparents. G In 2013, a report by the Social Policy Research Centre from the University of New South Wales highlighte