The FCA is working to improve many aspects of being a foster and kinship carer:

    interstate communication and information sharing
    liaising and advising on the introduction of the new Out Of Home Care system
    governance arrangements...eg better decision making processes and rights of appeal, natural justice applied
    insurance arrangements : property damage, personal injury, life insurance, income protection insurance lobbying for clear reimbursement guidelines and information for carers lobbying for better work health safety for carers clear processes for passport applications and travel applications clear protocols for carers moving agency training availability for carers

 

Recent achievements:

    exit interviews for carers changing foster agencies or leaving caring as normal quality improvement practice advocating for carer respite providing input into the audit of foster care agencies new national WHS legislation -is applicable to foster carers free independent counselling available for foster carers representation on the Carer Liaison Officer interview panel input into the development of the Foster Carer and Kinship Carer Survey individual carer advocacy issues