Fostering Connections is following advice from federal and state governments to protect people most at risk and slow the rate of community transmission.
The need for foster carers remains, and we are working to ensure that carers and children are safe and supported during this time. During the foster carer recruitment process, some aspects such as information sessions and training may move online to ensure everyone’s safety.
If you suspect you have COVID-19, call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398, open 24 hours, 7 days. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.
Sources of information
The coronavirus situation is changing every day so it is important to regularly check updates from authorised sources of information.
You can download our toolkit for foster carers with children and young people who are staying home during the pandemic here.
The Victorian Department of Health has a comprehensive collection of resources, including:
- Coronavirus information
- Information on COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria
- Information on COVID-19 vaccines from the Federal Government
- Information on vaccination for children and young people
- Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- Information for children, families and carers
The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare has resources and toolkits for parents and carers, including:
- A guide to talking to your children about COVID-19
- Factsheet: What COVID-19 means for children and families
- Booklet: Coronavirus information for young children created by Manuela Molina
COVID-19 is having significant impacts on families, communities, and the economy. As such we are still in need foster carers. If you are interested, please get in touch with us.