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Foster Care

iStock 478642745UnitingCare West has a long history of providing Out of Home Care for children and young people. Our Futures Foster Care service provides long term disability and therapeutic foster care options for children and young people with often significant trauma and abuse histories, developmental, physical and/or medical care needs.

We believe that all children have the right to grow and develop in a safe, nurturing family environment providing them with stable, secure, consistent and nurturing care.

Who can become a foster carer?

Foster carers are people of all ages and walks of life. You could be single, married or have a family. You could have fostering experience or have worked with children who have disabilities or complex needs, or you could be looking for new challenges and opportunities.

We are looking for people who have empathy and compassion, who are passionate and resilient and are able to make a long term commitment to nurture children and support their growth and development.

To find out more about becoming a primary or respite carer, contact the Futures Foster Care service on 08 6279 7200 or email futures@unitingcarewest.org.au



Fact Sheet #1 About Fostering

Fact Sheet #2 Becoming a Foster Carer

Fact Sheet #3 Roles and Responsibilities of a Foster Carer

Fact Sheet #4 How we support YOU

Foster Carer Application and Assessment Process Flowchart