The Foster Care Association of Victoria has been pleased to support an investigation by the Royal Children's Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute into “Access to health for kids in care”.  Our members undertook an online survey and a good number also attended focus group discussions.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 Quarter 2 - 2019 edition of the Foster Care Association newsletter.Read more...

Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) is embarking on its exciting next phase; to recruit a CEO!Read more...

The Foster Care Association of Victoria conducts an annual review of the state of foster care in Victoria.Read more...

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Inc (The Centre) and the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) are calling on the next Federal Government to enhance support for foster carers across Australia.Read more...

The transitions from home to early childhood education and onto school are important milestones for both children and families. The transition into school is especially significant as “readiness” for school is predictive of long-term academic and occupational achievement. Read more...

Since the launch of the Caring for Carers Program we have hosted the following events for carers:Read more...

There has been no commitment made by either party in the lead up to the election, to cover the cost deficit faced by home-based carers of Victorian children and young people. The Foster Care Association is urging them to take the opportunity to address the disparity in the carer allowance that means the lowest two levels of basic care are underfunding carers by at least $70 per week, per placement. This is on top of the loss of income earning capacity that comes with meeting the needs of children and young people who’ve experienced trauma, neglect and abuse. On top of this shortfall, reimbursement to carers for expenses on things such as speech therapy can take weeks or even be refused. So often, the carer just pays out of pocket to avoid the children in their care missing out and the stress; many cannot afford to keep doing that.Read more...

Information sourced from Child Protection Manual (updated advice) & Australian Passport Offices- Child Welfare or Protective Agencies – A guide to lodging passport applications.Read more...

7 September – 9 September 2018: Gold Coast, AustraliaRead more...