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Resource Library

We know there is a lot of information out there about becoming or being a foster carer, and that this can sometimes be overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of key foster care resources to support those considering care, currently providing care and to support young people currently living in care.

Getting started with foster care

This eGuide helps you understand and navigate the foster care journey, including:

Foster care information kit
  • what is the role of a foster carer
  • how do you become a carer
  • a range of frequently asked questions
  • stories from real foster carers

Foster care for families

Fostering is a family commitment and this eGuide supports open conversation with:

Discussing foster care with your own children
  • conversation starting questions
  • top tips for discussing foster care
  • choosing the right time to discuss
  • real carer experiences and stories

Current foster carers

You can access the full list of Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women fact sheets here.

Children & young people living in foster care

  • My Journey in Care – a guide for 9-15 year olds including important information on their rights and advice from other young people in care
  • Kid’s Rights – a guide for 4-8 year olds including age-appropriate information on the Charter of Rights for children in care
  • Create Your Future – a website full of advice and support for young adults leaving care



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