We are excited to announce that due to wonderful support and passion of all the carers, workers and stakeholders in the OOHC sector, the National Foster and Kinship Conference is sold out and a waitlist is now open.   We have an amazing conference lined up for you with over 60 experienced and informative speakers covering a vast range of topics.   Our sponsors and exhibitors play a key role in supporting the Conference and our Community, you can look forward to seeing them in September. Read more...

We are so excited to be holding our AGM at Melbourne Zoo!Read more...

Mounting evidence suggests that children and young people living in out-of-home care (OoHC) are at increased risk of problematic eating behaviours (i.e., emotional eating, compulsive eating, overeating, and binge eating, stealing or hoarding food). A recent study found nearly a quarter (22.1%) of young people living in residential care in Victoria presented with clinically significant eating problems. Greater attention to young people’s eating behaviours by the people responsible for their care is, therefore, not only warranted but needed urgently. The aim of this study is to better understand the prevalence of problematic eating amongst young people living in OoHC. The findings of this study will be used to develop appropriate interventions specifically for the unique context of OoHC.Read more...

Former AFL footballer Digby Morrell joins students packing goodies for foster kidsRead more...

The Foster Care Association of Victoria would like to say a huge thank you to Crumbz Craft in Healesville who dedicated a Yarn-a-thon in May to fundraise for us. They today reached their goal of an incredible $5,000 which will be put to use supporting our wonderful foster carers.Read more...

This reference guide was created to help foster and kinship carers quickly locate information regarding common questions that may arise during their experience caring for children and young people in out-of-home care. Read more...

This newsletter is a popular resource which reaches around 1900 foster carer households every issue. We are aware that for some of our carers don’t go online or use social media sites for information and so we are really keen to continue the publication of this printed newsletter. That said, with the burgeoning community of members using our website, blog, facebook page and e-news, we’ve decided to reduce the printed version of our news down to four issues a year on a seasonal basis. So, welcome to our Autumn edition of the Foster Care Association newsletter.Read more...

Aboriginal children and young people represent 20 per cent of all children in state care in Victoria and are 12 times more likely than non-Aboriginal children to be placed in Out of Home Care.Read more...

When do I need a Police Check for people visiting or staying in my home?Read more...

The Foster Care Association of Victoria today released the 2017 Foster Carer Snapshot. FCAV conducts an annual review of the state of foster care in Victoria.Read more...

The Foster Care Association of Victoria is pleased to present the Foster Carer Census Brochure, showcasing the stand out characteristics and situations of Victoria’s foster carers.Read more...