Foster Care Week 2017

From September 10, 2017 12:00 am until September 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Foster Care Week raises awareness about foster care in the wider community, however, in 2017 as with previous years, the events held during foster care week aim to celebrate and appreciate our pool of amazing foster carers and the invaluable contribution they are making to the lives of vulnerable children and young people and the community as a whole.


The 2017 Theme is: Shine A Light in line with the National Foster and Kinship Care Conference being held to book end Foster Care Week, in Victoria this year.


The Foster Care Association will be hosting a calendar of events taking place around the state, which will celebrate Foster Carers. Victorian foster care Agencies events and celebrations to be held over Foster Care Week September 10th – 16th 2017.


#shineconf  #fostercare #kinship #oohc #keeponcaring


Date & Time




Contact to book

Friday 8 September


Foster Carer Morning Tea

Barwon Child Youth & Family


Kristy Waugh: Coordinator Home Based Care
t: 03 5226 8954 | m: 0439 618 915

Friday 8 September 6:30pm

CAFS Annual Appreciation Dinner



Ivy Room, The Provincial Ballarat
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat


Kim Morrison
t: 03 5337 1614


Saturday 9 September

11am - 2pm

Child Protection Week Celebration 2017 “Bring Your Sibling”

CREATE Foundation


Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

Free entry!



03 9918 0003

Saturday 9 September

12pm - 3pm

Thank you Lunch for Carers and Partners


Life Without Barriers

Studley Park Boat House, 1 Boathouse Road, Kew

Suheyla Ahmed


Saturday 9 September

10am – 1pm

Foster Care Week Celebration for Kids


Salvation Army Westcare


The Amphitheatre, Melton


Rikki Morgan
t: 0438 533 579


Monday 11 September 

1:30 - 2pm

Morning Tea: Westernport Foster Care History Launch.



1536 Heatherton Rd Dandenong


Maggie Morgan
t: 9212 3900


Friday 15 September 9am – 3:30pm


Coloured Hair for Foster Care –

Brophy Family and Youth Services


Primary Schools participating:

Bundarra , West Warrnambool, Merrivale, Panmure, East , Koroit and District

Shivon Beckwith
t: 5559 8960


Thursday 14 September


Foster Carer Recognition Dinner


Anglicare Victoria North & West

Melbourne Cricket Ground, (MCG) Jim Stynes Room

VR&S workers Narelle, Bea or Maria