Foster Care Week is an annual celebration of Victorian foster carers and the contribution they make to the lives of children, young people and families in our community. Foster caring is an important part in helping children and young people experience love, safety and form early connections. Anglicare Victoria relies on its foster carers to help vulnerable children and young people transition into happy thriving adults, allowing biological families the break they need to get support, improve their health or financial positioning to increase the chances that they may someday be reunited with their child.
Foster Care Week provided an opportunity for Conversation Co to partner with Anglicare to raise the awareness about the need for more foster carers in Victoria as well as provide information for people who may consider becoming a foster carer in the future.
On Sunday September 17, we had our first community pop-up at the Kingsbury Market, speaking to over 75 people. Community members were keen to discuss their knowledge of foster care and have their questions answered.