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We provide a number of different types of foster care placement for children from 0-18 years, in specific areas of the Metro Central, Metro West and Metro South West regions of New South Wales. They can be short term or long term and as such, can last from a few days to many months.
Our foster carers are matched to the most appropriate type of foster care placement here in New South Wales. However, we do encourage our carers to be flexible and to consider taking more than one type of placement.
Emergency foster care placements – Involves caring for children who need somewhere safe to stay immediately, usually for a few nights or weeks.
Short term foster care placements – Involves looking after children or young people for a few months until difficulties at home are resolved or alternative plans are made for their future.
Long term foster care placements – Involves caring for children on a long term basis until they reach adulthood (usually 18 years) and are ready to live independently.
Respite – Usually involves children living with their own family or foster carers but having short stays with another foster family to give their family/main carers a break.
Children Seeking Asylum foster care placements – A child seeking asylum is someone who is under 18 years of age, is separated from parents/family and is applying for asylum in his/her own right. These young people have often travelled long distances and may not speak English.
Placements for Children with Disabilities – There are many children with disabilities and young people in New South Wales that would benefit hugely from the care of a fostering family. These children could include those with physical disabilities, learning/intellectual disabilities, sensory impairments or a combination of impairments. We always ensure our foster carers receive the right support and training before taking this type of foster care placement.
We welcome any enquiries from a wide range of backgrounds and are committed to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle.
Find out more about the types of foster care placements available or register your interest by calling us today on 1800 93 22 73 or enquire online.