The client incident management system (CIMS) was implemented in January 2018 across all department-funded organisations, including out-of-home care providers. CIMS focuses on the safety and wellbeing of clients and outlines what needs to happen when an incident occurs that alleges abuse, unexplained injury or poor quality of care of a child or young person in out-of-home care.Read more...

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Over the past few months I have appreciated the opportunity to speak directly with carers and agency staff who I invited to join me for virtual morning tea sessions, to provide connection and to discuss issues that require our advocacy. Read more...

The FCAV is so pleased that the recent State budget included a contribution to fund the extension of the Carer Assistance Program, which together with a generous grant from the RO Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation  allows the FCAV to continue to provide free and tailored therapeutic support to carer's mental health, filling a significant gap in the support and well-being needs of our foster carers. Read more...

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This year’s National Foster & Kinship Care Conference will be held virtually on 11—12 June 2021.Read more...

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week we have 3 beautiful Aboriginal Art Colouring Books by Iluka Designs to giveaway!Read more...

The Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) is thrilled that the education and welfare of foster carers has been recognised as a priority in this State Budget.Read more...

The FCAV has proudly joined with other peaks and sector organisations to sign on to the Embracing Equality Pledge which aims to end LGBTIQ+  discrimination in Victoria. FCAV is a representative of a large number of LGBTIQ+ carer members and others who are caring for LGBTIQ+ young people who experience increased instances of vulnerability in relation to mental health, employment, education outcomes, homelessness and suicide. The FCAV passionately embraces our responsibility for safety, recognition and inclusiveness for our LGBTIQ+ community.Read more...

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Do you know someone who works tirelessly to protect children?   Read more...

The FCAV and VACCA with support from Carer KaFE were delighted to host over 75 kinship and foster carers and the children in their care at our first face to face event which was a Carer Cultural Walk at Cranbourne in Bunurong country during the school holidays on 8th April 2021.Read more...