Foster Care Week 2021

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Foster Care Week is an annual event which celebrates and raises awareness about foster care in the care services sector and within the wider community.

The events and celebrations held during foster care week aim to highlight and appreciate our valuable pool of foster carers and the contribution they make to the lives of vulnerable children and young people in our community.


2021 Theme: “Adaptability” Caring through COVID and the changed care environment


Celebrating carer’s adaptability and the sector’s adaptability to meet their needs:


  • Keeping children and young people safe and connected during a pandemic.
  • Adapting to the needs of the sector by undertaking increased responsibility with decreased access to supports.
  • Continued to provide a vital community service, in a health crisis, as dedicated volunteers
  • The multifaceted adaptations of the sector and service provision, support and the carer role and some of those adaptations that will be retained into the future such as online training, online therapeutic support, podcasts, webinars and online connectivity engaging remote and regional foster care members and keeping all carers and their supports connected during lockdowns and restrictions.


We are so pleased to invite carers to attend the FCAV Carer Celebration and AGM Online on the 17th of September. 

Click here to find out more and register: Carer Celebration & AGM | Foster Care Association of Victoria (


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Foster Care Week Event Calendar 2021 - Please note all events are subject to restrctions may be moved online. 


Organisation Event Date  Time Venue Key Contact / RSVP



Thank you to our Carers During Foster Care Week  NA


Anchor carers will be receiving a special thank you gift via mail to celebrate and acknowledge foster care week and to say thank you for their ongoing support and contribution to young people in the community.

Nicole Angelou

(0417 335 557)

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Welcome to Foster Care Week

13th September 2021  5:30 pm On Zoom  Deb Lord-Webster


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Story Time for children 5 years +

15th September 2021 4:30 pm On Zoom  Deb Lord-Webster

11181228 10152770205845965 8835433222950969526 o Bingo Night  15th September 2021 7:30  Online Event  To: Jacqui Bance


Tel: 0409 591 895

download Foster Care Appreciation Lunch 10th September 2021  12:00 pm Online
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Carer Celebration & AGM  17th September 2021  11 am - 1pm  Online due to Covid-19 restrictions - Zoom

Fostering Connections Getting to know Victoria's foster carers and agencies - Live Stream 16th September  2021  1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

The purpose of this event is to give prospective foster carers an

opportunity to meet a number of agencies and foster carers in

Victoria with a panel and Q&A.

download Becoming a Lighthouse Foster Carer 13th September 2021 

12:00  - 1:00 pm Facebook Live

Free information session on foster care and how to become a carer

with lighthouse.

Q&A plus a presentation / talk with our senior care team and case workers.

download Free Foster Care Market Appearance 12th September 2021  9:00 am - 1:00 pm Melbourne Famers Market - Alphington Market. 2 Wingrove Street Alphington, Victoria 3078 Kirsty Buchanan - Head of Marketing Lighthouse Foster Care


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Together We Care  

16th September 2021  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Live online - follow this link to register 

Lara Farfound 

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ozchild Virtual Foster Care & Kinship Care Week event 14th September 2021  12:30 pm Online  Link via OzChild Village App

ozchild Virtual Men's Group - Bloke's Who Care

15th September 2021  8:00 pm Online  Link via OzChild Village App