Support resources

There are two key carer support resources recommended by Fostering NSW.

Caring for Kids – a website that contains information about a range of day-to-day issues you may encounter as a foster carer, as well as providing a reference point for other useful sources of information and assistance; and

Raising them Strong – a downloadable book written specifically for Aboriginal foster carers and kinship carers looking after Aboriginal kids of all ages.

There are support agencies for foster carers – you can call or visit their websites for more information.

Changes for existing Community Services carers

If you are a current carer with Family and Community Services you may be aware that many existing Community Services carers transferred to a non-government agency in recent years. Some carers will remain with FACS – please check with your caseworker if you have any questions.
Learn more about these changes.