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National Children’s Week (24 October to 1 November 2020) celebrates the rights of all children and young people to join groups and safely connect with others. This week presents an important opportunity to promote the participation and empowerment of children and young people to speak up in both a physical and online environment.Read more...

After a prolonged period of support to remote learning or reduced attendance onsite, carers are planning for the return to school sites of all students in their care by the end of October. Read more...

Carers will be aware that Monday 12th October, all primary school students, specialist school students and VCE/VCAL students will return to face-to-face learning at school.Read more...

The positive parenting playgroup is a supportive & friendly ONLINE playgroup where you can enjoy spending time with your child, build connections with other families and gain helpful parenting tips. The playgroup is FREE for families/carers with children birth – 5 years.Read more...

Another Foster Care Week under our belt, and not in a way we anticipated! We had an amazing week celebrating and recognising the incredible resilience of carers who continue to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people, which is more important than ever before.Read more...

It goes without saying that this has been one hell of a year. First fire, then pestilence—with many of us asking, what next?Read more...

The FCAV's Care to Share Podcast series discusses topics Voices of Young People in Care, Empowering Carers to have a Voice, Supporting Children with a Disability, Aboriginal Placement Principles and Connecting to Culture, and Bloke's Talk. Listen now!Read more...

Following a carer survey conducted by FCAV it confirmed what we were hearing on the CISS support line that carers needed additional support as they were experiencing distress, trauma, anger, isolation and grief and loss –all signs of compassion fatigue with the onset of COVID-19 as they took on additional tasks such as home schooling, respite reducing and facilitating access.Read more...

Art therapy giveaway!Read more...