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Foster care in Victoria is in a state of crisis. Victorian carers receive the lowest reimbursement rate in Australia. This financial stress is causing more and more carers to leave the foster care system. The gap between the allowances provided to carers and the actual weekly costs of caring for children has widened considerably, and Victorian carers are struggling to make ends meet. Read more >


The Victorian Government needs to recognise the importance of foster care within our community, and provide carers with the means to support vulnerable children. Together with the Foster Care Association of Victoria, we are calling on the State Government to secure an immediate increase of the rate of reimbursement and treat foster carers with the respect that they deserve.


With your support, we can save the foster care system.


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