What We Do

Foster care is the backbone of the Victorian response to protective intervention for children and young people at risk. Foster carers are the volunteers providing a home, family life and care to children and young people who are unable to live with their birth family for a variety of reasons. Many of these children have suffered traumatic events and the role of our foster carers is critical and complex. 

 

The Foster Care Association of Victoria was established in 1992 by a small passionate group of foster carers. It is now the peak body for Victorian foster carers, with a membership of over 5,400 carers and their community allies. 

 

We are a non-for-profit organisation providing information and support directly to all Victorian foster families. In tandem with one-to-one support we provide to individual foster carers, our role as a membership Association is to advocate for vital improvements to the foster care system. We are mandated to strengthen Victoria’s investment in greater recognition, respect and resources for foster carers, the volunteers who every day and every night make a difference in the lives of children and young people. 

 

Our work directly impacts the care provided to the thousands of Victorian children and young people in foster care by providing:

● Carer Information & Support Service - free, independent advice and support for foster carers 

● Advocating on behalf of foster carers to government, their agencies and in the community.

● Community building - as the only centralised body for all foster carers in the state; providing forums, training and carer events.

● Providing carer news and updated information through our comprehensive website, regular newsletters and e-news.

 

Click here to see our Strategic Focus 2019 - 2021

 

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