The Foster Care Association was formed on June 14, 1979 by Mr. Jack Dalton to give a voice and to represent foster families’ views to the then Department of Community Welfare.
Instrumental in obtaining recognition from the Department was the support Mr. Dalton received from Marian Maughan, who worked in the Child Placement Service and who helped in the establishment of the Association. A steering board was elected to put a constitution together.
The Association has grown to now represent metropolitan and country foster families and services are designed to address their needs.
A devoted Board of Management and members oversees the function of the Association and implement initiatives for the benefit of membership.
An Annual General meeting is held whereby members can nominate to be elected on the Board.
The Foster Care Association is a service that is funded by the Department of Communities.