Hold My hand is training which recognises the wonderful support biological and permanent care children and young people of carers provide to their parents who provide foster and kinship care.Read more...

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The Department of Education is offering free Positive Start Holiday Camps for all Victorian children who qualify under an extensive list, including those in care services.Read more...

The Foster Care Association of Victoria’s recently published Foster Carer Snapshot Report shows an ongoing decline in the number of new foster carers which points to the need for a comprehensive Government approach to improved carer support and retention to stabilise numbers. Read more...

The Foster Care Association of Victoria congratulates the Honourable Anthony Albanese MP and the Australian Labor Party on their election as they form government in Australia’s 47th Parliament. The FCAV was particularly pleased to hear Anthony Albanese prioritise welfare and kindness as the tenets of his incoming government in his inaugural speech as Prime Minister Elect on election night.Read more...

 The FCAV is so pleased to once again invite carers and their supporters to join us at the annual Foster Care Association of Victoria Annual General Meeting and Carer Celebration, in-person during Foster Care Week 11-17 September, 2022!Read more...

Introducing our new digital toolkit for our supporters to help spread the word about our services to reach more foster carers. Read more...

The 2022 Carer Snapshot Report is now availableRead more...

Centrelink has renamed the Grandparents Advisor phone service following advocacy from the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) to develop a more inclusive service that supports all carer types. The new service is expected to be launched on 1 July 2022 and will be called:Read more...

The FCAV is delighted with the announcement in Budget 22 of funding to support the development and roll-out of a dedicated carer help desk to support kinship and foster carers at the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). Read more...

The FCAV welcomes the announcement in this week’s state budget of $5.8M funding over four years for a Carer Help Desk at the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). We thank the Minister for Child Protection and Carers, Hon. Anthony Carbines MP, for his advocacy to Treasury for this service on carers’ behalf. The Carer Help desk will provide carer support for the acquisition of a range of essential documents and services for the children and young people in their care including Medicare numbers, birth certificates and passports.Read more...

The FCAV was honoured to accept an invitation from The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC., to host foster carers, FCAV members and foster care allies, including the Minister for Child Protection and Carers - Anthony Carbines MP, Commissioner for Children & Young People, Liana Buchanan, Victorian Council of Social Service CEO Emma King, Anglicare Victoria CEO, Paul McDonald and The Honourable Jennifer Coate AO, former Judge of the Family Court of Australia, Royal Commissioner and Officer of the Order of Australia, to mark this significant milestone for the organisation at Government house on Wednesday 23 March 2022.Read more...