Caring for Kids 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.

In this guide, you’ll find important legal, policy and practical information, including:

  • goals of out-of-home care
  • support and assistance available to you, including financial help and Australian Government payments
  • information to help you with day-to-day care, including health, education, legal issues and behaviour management
  • everyone’s rights, roles and responsibilities
  • how we can work together to provide the best care
  • specific information about caring for children and young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

We hope you find this guide a useful resource and encourage you to contact your agency if you need further support or assistance.

Download: pdfCaring For Kids: A guide for foster, relative and kinship carers4.75 MB

Caring for Kids is published for Community Service carers, always check with your agency about their policies and processes.