Foster care allowances in Victoria

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Marilyn McHugh
Research Areas: Care
Funding Agency: Berry Street

SPRC is providing Berry Street, Victoria, with information quantifying the gap between the foster care estimates (FCEs) and Victoria's current foster carer allowances, estimating how much it would cost the State Government to close that gap. Reference is made to kinship carers who are entitled to receive payments on the same basis as foster carers. Data is provided on levels of current carer subsidies and FCEs for all jurisdictions. Dollar amounts and percentage differences between levels of carer subsidies and FCEs for the period 2007-2014 are included.