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:
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.
Personalised support from a dedicated care team that includes:
Care Team Manager
Care Team Support
Carer Engagement Facilitator.
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.
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.