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Permanent Care and Adoptive Families Annual General Meeting (AGM) is at 4.30 - 6.30pm on Wednesday 2 November, 2022 and will be held at:

Rendezvous HotelPresident's Room328 Flinders Street, Melbourne

You can choose to attend online or in person.

To register your attendance, please click on this

Our weekend adoptive families retreat aims to support and celebrate the resilience of parents and enable you the opportunity to reflect on your journey through shared learning and networking. Parents will come together for relaxed weekend as well as focus on self-care to enhance feelings of safety

PCA Families have been provided RAT kits from DFFH to distribute to permanent care families and others receiving the DFFH care allowance for their young people aged 3-17.  Each young person is eligible for 1 test per week.  

Collection point is our office in Melbourne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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