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Support for foster carers

Support for foster carers


CatholicCare supports its carers, allowing them, in turn, to provide optimal care for children. Ongoing training provided to carers is specifically targeted according to their needs and is CatholicCare’s significant point of difference. We care about our carers, value their opinions, encourage their learning and respect their need for support. CatholicCare’s emphasis on a family-based approach sets us apart.

As a carer you will have access to:

  • a tax-free allowance
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • ongoing training on topics such as
    • complex brain trauma
    • contact anxiety
    • prenatal and neonatal substance abuse
    • Foster Care Online Training Australia (FCOTA)
    • uncomfortable conversations, how to talk about the elephant in the room
    • stronger together — building positive regards for birth parents
    • an introduction to Aboriginal culture awareness training
    • engaging with tweens in the 21st century
    • loss and grief work with children and young people
    • therapeutic parenting
    • foetal alcohol syndrome
    • self-care
    • mental health
    • repairing trauma and stress
    • cyber safety
    • healthy food options
  • personalised support from a dedicated care team that includes:
    • care team manager
    • case co-ordinator
    • therapeutic specialist
    • early intervention parenting partner
    • permanency planner
    • life story worker/cultural planner
    • carer engagement officer

To learn more about foster care and open adoption, please contact us using the form below.