Foster care
Foster Care

Foster Care provides children and young people aged 0-18 with a safe and nurturing home while their families are unable to care for them. Our Foster Carers come from all walks of life and provide essential care to children and young people in Gippsland.

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More about Foster Care with Quantum Support Services

Who can become a carer

You can become a Foster Carer if you are 21 or over, have room in your home, and of course, care about children and young people.

Foster Carers come from all backgrounds and life stages. Foster Carers are singles, couples, same-sex couples, families, and come from all age groups. They may be renting or living in their own home; employed, studying, or retired; and come from diverse cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.

Types of Foster Care

Emergency foster care: Care provided at short notice in an emergency or crisis, usually for a couple of nights.

Respite foster care: Short-term care provided to children and young people residing with full time carers, usually for a weekend a month or a week over school holidays.

Short-term foster care: Care provided varying from a few nights up to 6 months. Children and young people requiring short-term care are often reunified with their parents or extended family following foster care.

Long-term foster care: Care arranged for a child unable to return to their families for a long period of time. Long term foster care often ceases when a permanent care arrangement is organised or in some cases when the young person reaches adulthood.

Steps to becoming a Foster Carer

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Recruitment Process Flyer – Quantum

For more information about the recruitment process click on the link below.

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    Foster and Kinship care resources

    When you acquire your log in details you will find many handy resources available to you through this portal.