CASPA Foster Care (Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs & Accommodation)

CASPA Foster Care (Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs & Accommodation)

CASPA offers flexible care options for children and young people who have suffered abuse and can no longer live at home. In providing behavioural, educational and social supports we attempt to level the playing field and assist the young people we care for to reach their full potential. We acknowledge past traumas while focusing on positive outcomes by setting achievable goals and empowering the young people.

CASPA understands out-of-home care and has been specialising in caring and advocating for children and young people in need since 1919.  Our foster care department has been modelled off some of the best foster care agencies in Australia and the World and as a result, we offer the following package to all of our carers:

  •        24 hour CASPA on-call support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  •        Weekly visits and regular telephone contact from a qualified and suitably experienced CASPA caseworker
  •        Professional support provided by a team of specialist out-of-home care clinical psychologists to assist with managing challenging behaviours and children with complex needs
  •        Comprehensive and ongoing training, 20 days of flexible paid respite – tailored to suit you, your family and your foster child’s needs
  •        You will be part of the CASPA Foster care support group who meet monthly with a morning tea provided by CASPA to produce a newsletter for the carers including special offers for families and upcoming events as well as one on one time with program managers to have your questions asked. We find carers love being a part of this group
  •        Tax-free financial support (in line with Family and Community Services payments and Centrelink benefits) that values your skills as a foster carer and the demands of the role
  •        Access to Connecting Carers NSW peer support, advocacy, training, education, information, resources, workshops, camps, morning teas, networks, and telephone and email support
  •        Discounts to Seaworld, Whitewater World, Warner Bros Movie World and Wet ‘n Wild Water Park.

All young people in the program receive a mentor matched to them who will provide one on one activity based support whilst also providing respite to the carer/s.

We tailor support packages for Specialist Carers who are able to provide full time care to our highest needs young people. We also have an In-House Carer Model to support large sibling groups where CASPA will provide the house, car and utilities as well as the usual supports and allowance carers are entitled to.

(02) 66273700
17 Keen St, Lismore
Suite 2/1 Bray Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
(02) 6652 9369
Mid North Coast, Northern NSW
General Foster Care, Intensive Foster Care
Interim or Restoration Care, Long Term, Respite, Immediate