Margaret Skagias – Founder and CEO

Margaret Skagias – Founder and CEO

Margaret founded CaringKids in 2014 to address the practical support needs of young carers.  With over 20 years’ experience working across government and non-government sectors within Australia and overseas, Margaret has delivered and coordinated individual, group and community based programs for children, youth and adults, most recently co-ordinating community support programs for a leading cancer charity.

Margaret’s determination to deliver practical support for young carers began following a four-year period delivering emotional support and respite camps for young carers aged 8-26 years. She influenced the inclusion of young carers in national government policy and advocated for services to assist young carers to complete their education. However, it was the first-hand account of young carers’ experiences, and the challenge they faced finding practical support, that were the inspiration for CaringKids.

Margaret has a special interest and expertise in Carer Support, Mental Health, Children & Families and Volunteer Management.

Margaret holds a Social Work Degree from the University of Sydney and in addition a Master of Public Health from the University of New South Wales.

Chair from November 2014 to February 2016
Director since November 2014