Become a Foster Carer

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Why Foster?

Having questions about making that final leap to becoming a Foster Carer is totally normal.

Our amazing foster carers tell the truth about their experience with us and share some real insights into fostering. They are everyday people, just like you. Watch as they answer some burning questions about foster care and their experience so far.

You can make a difference.

Vulnerable kids don’t need a hero. They need you. Becoming a foster carer can be very rewarding for you and your family. If you are responsible, warm-hearted and patient, you can make a positive difference to a child or young person’s life.

Our team is ready to answer all of your questions and give you the support you need to start your Foster Care journey today. It only takes 2 minutes to enquire online or call our customer care team.

Can you be a Carer?

YES! We recognise that families come in all shapes and sizes and what matters most is love and respect. We’re looking for everyday people willing to support vulnerable kids in big and little ways.

Becoming a carer can be for just a few nights, a period of weeks or months, or a lifetime commitment. We provide many permanency pathways including emergency care, respite care, family preservation and restoration, long term foster care, kinship care, guardianship or adoption.

If you’re a young couple, same sex couple, single person, have children of your own or are retired, we’d love to hear from you.

Our team and family of carers are ready to answer all of your questions and give you the support you need to start your journey today.

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Why choose CareSouth?

You’re never alone on your journey with us.

Our foster carers receive regular training and caseworker visits, 24/7 on-call support, regular chances to meet up with other foster carers, access to clinical services and a tax-free allowance. We support you so you can support those who need it most.

We’re local, flexible and progressive.

We love being a local community organisation with a big heart! Based in Southern and Western NSW, CareSouth has offices across the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Western NSW. We welcome people from all walks of life.

Our bold, determined and innovative approach, enables us to forge strong links for vulnerable children with carer families, birth families and wider community networks.

What’s the process?

CareSouth foster carers participate in an assessment and training process before becoming an authorised carer.

We understand this is a big decision for you and your family. You can take your time with the process and opt-out at any stage if you aren’t comfortable.

For more information on what is involved, or to express your interest, take 2 minutes to send an online enquiry or give us a call and our customer care team will contact you.

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Local Foster Families Needed

CareSouth urgently needs a foster family for a bright 10 year old girl in Goulburn or surrounding areas. A couple or single parent, with no children or older children, is preferred. You will work alongside CareSouth staff for a 4-6 month period transitioning her slowly to her new home. If you have plenty of space in your home and can provide this opportunity to a young person, contact us to find out more.

CareSouth needs new foster families for young children and teenagers in Griffith and Deniliquin and surrounding areas. We need short-term carers, respite carers, and those interested in fostering to adopt. We need people who can build trusting relationships with birth families and work alongside us to return children home safely. We provide ongoing training and 24/7 support. If you think you can help, contact us below.

Want to know about fostering?

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Want to know more? We have downloadable resources for further
information on foster care.

Once you’ve read them, enquire online or contact our Customer Care Team
on 1300 554 260 if you have any questions.

Get in Touch to find out more

Give us a call today on 1300 554 260 or send an enquiry below ​