Why the next Federal Government must care about our foster carers

Why the next Federal Government must care about our foster carers

The Centre and the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) are calling on the next Federal Government to enhance support for foster carers across Australia. An extraordinary community service Foster carers throughout Australia open their hearts and homes to children and young people who can no longer live with their biological families. These children and

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Our National Child Support Disgrace

Our National Child Support Disgrace

Australia consistently ranks as one of the world’s wealthiest nations in the world yet, despite this, thousands of our children are living in poverty or disadvantaged circumstances due in part to a poorly designed and ineffective child support system. Currently, Australian parents owe more than $1.6 billion in child support payments. This is a national

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La Trobe University and Raising Expectations invite young people in care to spend a day on campus

High school students who live in out-of-home care are invited to spend a day on campus at La Trobe University (Bendigo campus) to start their journey to higher education.  Students and their carers will hear from keynote speaker: Brittany Witnish, Youth Advisor at the Commission of Children and Young People and Young Leader at the

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Swinburne Commits to Raising Expectations for Young People in State Care

More young people leaving state care can now access scholarships and study supports with Swinburne University of Technology joining the award-winning Raising Expectations project.  Swinburne joins Federation University Australia and La Trobe University in providing targeted services and resources to care leavers. Prospective and current students who have spent time in out-of-home care now have

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The next Victorian government must put children at the centre

The next Victorian government must put children at the centre

We have a responsibility to look after every Victorian child. Our future depends on it. The voices of disadvantaged children and young people are all too often ignored. Too many Victorian children and families are struggling. Demand for support services is growing at an unprecedented rate. That’s why the Victorian state government must act early

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Resi ROCKS 2018

Resi ROCKS 2018

Residential care workers are invited to the MCG to attend this year’s Resi ROCKS on Friday 15 June with the theme: “Making a Difference: Innovative Ways to Improve Outcomes for Young People” This is the yearly opportunity to bring together resi workers across the state to acknowledge and celebrate our knowledge and skills! We’re very excited to

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