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We champion foster carers that they may be recognised and valued for their role. Together we stand to make a difference.

As the peak body in Victoria, the Foster Care Association of Victoria is the united voice of foster carers, utilising the largest carer membership in Victoria to advocate for systemic improvements, build partnerships, and nurture respectful relationships. Our vision is to strengthen foster care in Victoria in the knowledge that well supported carers are best placed to provide life-changing opportunities for the children and young people in their care. 

We assist carers to navigate the complexities of the system through the provision of advice, learning and development opportunities, information and therapeutic support.  We empower carers to have a voice in the decision making, processes and conditions of providing care, including culturally safe care informed by ACCOs’ approach that encompasses expertise in the care of Aboriginal children and the lived and living experience of the community.  

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February 27th, 2024
Victorian foster carers still waiting for major allowance increase The state government was urged to make major changes to the foster system last year, now 12 months on carers are quitting in droves. Herald Sun, February 13, 2023 - 6:00AM Kieran Rooney A confidential report that called for Victorian Read more...
December 6th, 2023
Enough is enough Carers are already volunteering their hearts and homes to provide care to young people who need them and the allowance rate is fallin... Read more...
November 15th, 2023
Kerryn Longmuir Kerryn has been a carer with Berry St for 39 years and in that time has had a long association with the FCAV to support her in her car... Read more...
November 8th, 2023
Comparative care allowance rates per jurisdiction in Australia Victoria’s base carer allowance for level 1 (age group 0-7) is the lowest of any state/... Read more...
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The Foster Care Association of Victoria acknowledges the unceded sovereignty of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation on whose land we live and work. We acknowledge the continued connection to Country including lands cultural knowledges and their peoples and pay respect to Elders past and present. We are the united voice and advocate for all foster carers across Victoria and we aim to continually develop our knowledge and act with respect to First Nations sovereignty.
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The Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission, with ABN 30747010099
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