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Foster and Kinship care
The difference between foster care and kinship care

Foster Care is provided by people in their own homes for children and young people aged 0-18 years who cannot live with their families.

Kinship care provided by family members or friends of children or young people aged from 0-17 who can not live with their families.

Become a carer

We are always in need of more Carers, so if you are interested in becoming a household that can support and care for a child or youth we would love to hear from you. Please call and ask for the Carer Training Coordinator, or click here for more information.

Our matching process

We aim to match children and carers in a way that will ensure that the placement is a success. We take into account the needs of the child, preferred location for placement and importantly the preferences of our carers.

About our team

The Foster and Kinship Care team recognises the importance of having a happy and safe childhood which leads to a high level of commitment to meet Child Safe Standards. The team is well established with very experienced workers who have extensive technical expertise. This is reflected in the positive outcomes and work practices of the Foster Care and Kinship Care team.

Foster and Kinship care resources

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