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...

Following feedback from carers, the Department of Health and Human Services has been working with members of the Carer Advisory Groups and community service organisations to improve the process to authorise carers to make every day decisions for children in their care.Read more...

The Foster Care Association received a letter from Minister Mikakos in July 2018 outlining some important advocacy the Department has been making on behalf of carers at a commonwealth level. Read the correspondence here...Read more...

This 2017 /2018 report analyses the Carer Information and Support Service (CISS) data collated throughout the past year, identifying the core issues arising for carers and others within the Home Based Care sector. Read more...

The budget handed down this morning has failed to improve the financial and bureaucratic conditions which are inhibiting the work and retention of our foster carers. The Foster Care Association of Victoria’s carer data, representing 4,300 foster carers in this state, is still showing a flood of good carers exiting because funding is slow to catch up with the true costs and supports needed to care.  Read more...

Early in March 2018, The Foster Care Association wrote to Treasurer Tim Pallas, urging him to include funding for important reforms to support current and future foster care, in the upcoming state budget.Read more...

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will soon be releasing a new policy for carers and workers on the use of emergency physical restraint on children and young people in Out of Home Care.Read more...