2020 Carer Snapshot

The Foster Care Association of Victoria conducts an annual review of the state of foster care in Victoria. Community Service Organisations (CSOs) including Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) provide the data based on the carer households affiliated with each of its offices. Typically data is collected within a two week timeframe in March.


Our March 2020 Carer Snapshot data shows an increase of 23 active carer households since March 2019. The 2019 totals indicated 415 newly accredited households and 311 exited carer households, thus a net gain of 104 carer households from Jan-Dec 2019.


With the ever increasing need for more foster carers across Victoria this slight increase does not meet the demand. Despite this, the higher numbers of carers starting the accreditation process is promising.


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