The client incident management system (CIMS) was implemented in January 2018 across all department-funded organisations, including out-of-home care providers.Read more...

You are invited to submit your expression of interest to participate in a 4-session therapeutic group, exploring the impact of your first placement experience early in 2022.Read more...

For many foster carers, increased accessibility to social media platforms can create challenges and tension within a placement. Covid 19 restrictions and lockdowns have undoubtedly resulted in a greater reliance on the internet for social contact and recreation, especially for children and young people who have been unable to physically connect with their families and friends or participate in their usual social and sporting groups over the past 18 months.Read more...

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is working on a project to improve educational outcomes for children and young people in care. We are keen to hear from carers about your child or children’s engagement in education and what helps them stay connected to school.Read more...

A number of schools and community locations are hosting temporary (pop-up) COVID-19 vaccination clinics. This means that anyone in the local community aged 12 years and older can come forward for their vaccination at the pop up.Read more...

The FCAV has 3 GiftPay vouchers to giveaway to 3 x carer members to the value of $50 each.Read more...

LOOKOUT was established in 2016 to address the educational disadvantage of the children and young people in statutory Out of Home Care (OoHC).  LOOKOUT aims to raise the profile of the Out of Home Care Education Commitment: A Partnering Agreement and more recently, to support the delivery of the Early Childhood Agreement for children in Out of Home Care.Read more...

What a remarkable year! Despite the many challenges of Covid-19, the FCAV is proud to have launched the pilot of this program, providing therapeutic support to Victorian foster carers for the first time.Read more...

 CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. The FCAV recommends membership to CREATE for all young people in your care for access to events, opportunities and community with other young people with a care experience - contact CREATE FoundationRead more...

This year the FCAV hosted the first ever Commitment to Supporting Carer Awards during Foster Care Week.Read more...

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating Foster Care Week this year.Read more...

Hearing from Young People during COVID-19Read more...