As a Foster Care Association Member, you become a part of a special community of foster carers and their supporters.
The Foster Care Association of Western Australia (FCAWA) provides support and advocacy to all foster and kinship carers throughout WA regardless of whether they are a member of our Association. However, being a member of FCAWA does have its benefits.
Our membership programme strives to strengthen foster families and enhance the well-being of the children in their care. FCAWA welcomes all new members and invites all foster & kinship carers interested in making a difference to the lives of children and young people in care, to join our special community. Carers will be provided with the opportunity to:
- Connect with other foster & kinship carers
- Receive invitations to member-only events
- Keep up-to-date with information pertaining to foster care and child protection
- Be notified of policy developments and research
- Access food and grocery items though Foodbank
2021 is going to bring about some very exciting changes to FCAWA’s Membership Programme. We are currently liaising with many family attraction venues to see if FCAWA members can obtain discounted pricing for entry into these venues. We will also be working closely with venues in Regional WA. On top of this, we are liaising with major retail vendors to see if we can obtain discounted pricing on items such as haircuts, school shoes, educational resources and sports equipment.
Membership is required to attend our extremely popular annual Christmas party, as well as other regular exciting events that are delivered throughout the year. FCAWA plans to run more events where carers and children will have the opportunity to come together, in a happy, fun and relaxed environment. These events will allow carers to mingle and network with other like-minded people who dedicate their lives to caring for kids in out of home care.
Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation and provides food and groceries to people who are struggling by rescuing and sourcing food and groceries from farmers, manufacturers and retailers and distributing them to people in need. In order to access this food relief, you need to be a member of a charitable organisation. FCAWA is a member with foodbank and all of our members are eligible to become a member with Foodbank.
Our quarterly digital newsletter provides up to date information in relation to matters affecting child protection, fostering and carer and child health and well-being. Newsletters include information on new policy advice that affects foster and kinship carers, programmes that are running, training that is available, and information about our upcoming events to name a few. Please note, that FCAWA has made a conscious decision to reduce our environmental impact by only delivering our quarterly newsletters digitally as of this year.