Foster carers needed

Published 7th November, 2016 in Family & Community Services

Find out how you can support a child at information sessions around NSW. 

A woman and young girl on the floor inside their home colouring with textas

Carers are needed in NSW for respite and emergency situations, medium-term restoration care arrangements and long-term options such as guardianship, open adoption and long-term fostering.

If you’re already thinking about becoming a foster carer, you’re meant to be one. A big heart and the hope you can help a child have a brighter future are two important qualities all people who care for children share.

At upcoming information sessions around NSW, you will:

  • find out more about the different types of care
  • hear from current foster carers about their experience
  • meet the service providers in your area
  • find out more about the ongoing support and training you’ll receive.

To be a foster carer, you must be:

  • ideally over the age of 25
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • in good health
  • without a criminal record.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to attend the information sessions.

Learn more about foster, kinship and relative carers

RSVP to a foster care information session near you

Published 7th November, 2016 in Family & Community Services