Caring for children and young people

As a carer, you are not alone. Learn more about the resources, training and support available.

Information and support for foster, relative and kinship carers

Caring for a child through foster or kinship care

Helpful information for carers, such as dealing with challenging behaviour, trauma, case planning, health, school, Life Story Work.

Caring for children with disability

Learn how to support children and young people with disability through a safe and happy home, time with friends and access to a wide range of life experiences.

Helping a young person prepare for leaving care

Young people need the support of their carers to help them prepare for adult lives, build positive connections and achieve their life goals.

Legal rights and responsibilities for carers

Learn about your rights and responsibilities, including Code of Conduct, Partnership agreement with DCJ, and release of placement information.

Support and resources

A list of helpful resources related to foster, relative and kinship care.

Key organisations directory

Find contacts for government and non-government organisations and services, available to carers.

Permanent care options

Information about becoming a guardian or an adoptive parent.

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