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Fostering with CatholicCare

You will not be alone. We are here to help you

CatholicCare’s emphasis on a family-based approach is what sets us apart.

We are available 24 hours, seven days a week throughout the foster carer journey. Our specialist team will be there for guidance every step of the way.

CatholicCare supports our carers and the children, young people, and their families, so that carers can provide optimal care for children and young people throughout their foster care journey.

We provide educational and quality training to our carers throughout their foster care journey. Our ongoing approach to the learning and development of our carers ensures that our organisation continues to improve and provide positive outcomes for the children and young people we support.

Our team also values carer input and engages in ongoing conversations to hear their views and ensure they feel confident and supported in their role.

As a foster carer with CatholicCare you will receive:

Financial support

We provide a tax-free allowance to support the day-to-day needs of the children and young people in their care. The children and young people also have access to a case plan budget that further supports their additional needs.

Comprehensive training and ongoing learning opportunities

Our quality training is tailored to the level of experience our carers have and the needs of the children and young people they care for.

Care team

Personalised support from a dedicated care team that includes:

  • Care Team Manager
  • Child & Family Caseworker
  • Carer Support Caseworker
  • Care Team Support

The children and young people also have access to additional care team support depending on their needs. These include Lifestory Specialists, Aboriginal Cultural Planner, NDIS Coordinator, and Education Coordinator.

Respite support

Overnight, weekends, or flexible arrangements dependent on the child’s best interest, where a child spends time with a respite carer. This break provides the child or young person with the time to expand their social and caring networks while also offering the carer a break from their caring role.

On-call after hours

Access to 24/7 support for emergency assistance and support outside of general business hours.

Social networking

We provide opportunities for carers to network and share their experiences, and access peer support.

Next steps

To learn more about becoming a foster carer, please get in touch with us on 1300 590 898, or register your interest below. A member of our team will be in contact and send you an information pack.

We’d love you to attend one of our obligation-free information sessions to have all of your questions answered.

Our face-to-face sessions have resumed. However, the team is still running one-on-one zoom information sessions for those unable or uncomfortable to attend in person. Register your interest below.