Foster and kinship carers are everyday people from all walks of life, in all different family units and live all across the state. They are highly valued for the role they play in our community.
Many different people are needed as carers so they can best match the needs of children and young people. Carers can be:
- male or female
- individuals or a couple
- married, be in a de facto relationship or be a group of adults (such as a couple and an adult child) in one household
- have children of their own, or not.
Anyone over the age of 18 years can apply to become a foster or kinship carer.
Applying to become a carer is a serious decision.
It is important that you sit down with your partner, your children or any other significant people in your life to consider the impact that fostering may have on all of you.