About Carer KaFÉ

Carer KaFÉ is funded to provide learning and development opportunities to statutory kinship carers and accredited foster carers across Victoria. Delivered by expert trainers and based upon principles of therapeutic care, trauma, healing, and connection to culture, Carer KaFÉ ensures there are many valuable opportunities for those just starting their caring journey, to carers with years of experience. 

From launching in April 2017, Carer KaFÉ has provided a range of training and support to carers all across the state, ensuring they obtain the knowledge, skills, and tools required to best care for the vulnerable children in home-based care. This training crosses over five domains and includes that of Kinship Care Experience, Foster Care Experience, Caring for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Child, Foundations of Care, and Specialist Topics.

The Carer KaFÉ program is hosted by the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) and supported by a Governing Reference Group (GRG) which includes the following organisations: 

Explore our current opportunities delivered online in a safe space here. Our other opportunities include face-to-face sessions, conference sponsorship, camps, retreats, and cultural events, but unfortunately due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, these have been postponed until further notice. We also encourage you to browse our online learning resources here, which includes webinars, podcasts, and online courses. 

Have a question or want more information? Reach out to us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 9416 4294. 

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Our Governing Reference Group

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