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Read about events, activities and training offered by PCA Families by visiting the calendar.

PCA Families commissioned a review of the current state of permanent care and adoption in Victoria to understand:

  • Why children in out-of-home care are not moving to stable, permanent arrangements in a timely manner when they are unable to be re-unified with birth parents;
  • The consequences for children the longer they remain in the out-of-home

Permanent Care and Adoptive Families Annual General Meeting (AGM) is at 4.00 - 6.00pm on Wednesday 27 October, 2021 and will be conducted via a webinar due to COVID-19 restrictions on capacity numbers.

To register for the webinar, please click on this link 

You will have the opportunity to vote for the Board members based on the seven

The Joint Inner and Outer Eastern Carer Advisory Group (CAG) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for permanent carers to become representatives. 

The CAGs were established to improve the lines of communication between carers, community service organisations and the Department Families, Fairness and Housing

The expansion of the Better Futures and Home Stretch programs to young people on permanent care orders will commence with Home Stretch support being available from 1 July 2021 for those turning 18 years of age.

An interim process to connect young people and carers to their local Better Futures provider will be implemented while a long term

Parenting children with complex needs requires great patience, extra time and a good sense of humour as you juggle your family, extended families, work and the educational and financial needs of your family.

The Lived Experience Parenting Channel is a free virtual community to support kinship, permanent care and adoptive parents, carers and

PCA families was very pleased to be invited by the Victorian Governor General to the flag raising ceremony at Government House, specially honouring those organisations delivering frontline help to families impacted by COVID-19. 

Pictured are PCA Families President, Meredith Carter and Board Director, Kris Peach.

PCA Families warmly welcomes members to a briefing on our proposed new Constitution to be held this Friday 29 January 2021 from 11am – 12.30pm. Register your attendance here.

The briefing is an opportunity to hear more about two special resolutions that will be recommended to the upcoming PCA Families Annual General Meeting (AGM). They

PCA Families invite you to participate in an important survey designed to understand more about your experiences as a permanent care parent/carer or adoptive parent. The survey is also designed to better understand the experience of other care cohorts including kinship carers (non-permanent care) and foster carers. By sharing your thoughts, you

The Out-of-Home Care Philanthropic Funders Network (the OOHC Network) is a collaborative group of philanthropic organisations with a shared interest in improving the outcomes of children and young people at risk of entering, or with an experience of, out-of-home care (OOHC). The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare