The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Carer Advisory GroupsRead more...

The FCAV has been calling on Government to meet the needs carers have identified with the students in their care following the significant disruptions to education that have occured in 2020. We are so pleased that the Government has pledged funding for over 4,100 tutors to give individual support to our most vulnerable students. This funding is slated to begin in 2021. The FCAV continues to lobby Ministers and the DHHS to ensure this funding reaches every children and young person in care who needs it.  Read more about the FCAV's advocacy on this issue during 2020 here. Read more...

Professional Development for CISSRead more...

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...