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What does a Foster Carer really look like?

We all have a picture in our minds about what type of person makes a good foster carer, but did you know that people of many diverse backgrounds can make a real difference to the life of a child.
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Flexible commitment options makes it easier

We believe that making a difference to a child’s life doesn’t need to be a ‘one size fits all’ commitment. With care arrangements ranging from Weekend Care right through to Long Term care, there’s a flexible option to suit you.
Weekend / Respite Care
Emergency Care
Short Term Care
Long Term Care
Weekend and respite Care can have a very positive impact on a child by giving them the chance to interact in a different social setting while their primary carers takes a short break.
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Never is the need for quality care greater for a child than when they require short term Emergency Care. Foundations Care provides the support network to empower our Carers to provide a safe and stable environment in these situations.
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While plans for longer term care are made, or until difficult situations at home are resolved, children need a safe, stable and caring environment.
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Long term care and support creates a positive and safe environment for a child to heal, grow and connect with their carer family. Providing this long-term home can make a tremendous positive impact.
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Long Term Foster Care
  • Foundations Care provided much needed support and it helped us provide quality care and opportunities for Steven

    Matt, 40, Perth

    Foster carer for two years with Foundations Care
    Caring Mentor
    Owns his own home
    Foster Carer
  • I've always felt drawn to helping others. Foundations Care made it really easy to get started.

    Karen, 36, Ipswich

    Foster carer for three years with Foundations Care
    Police Officer
    Dedicated career woman
    Lives in a rental apartment
    Foster Carer

We’ll support you every step of the way

Foundations Care provide industry leading support and ongoing training. Foundations Care provides industry-leading 24 hour a day support to our foster carers, with ongoing training, positive behavioural support planning, financial support and frequent Carer Events that let you network and create lasting friendships with other people who have given their time to make a positive impact on a child’s life.

Ongoing training provided

We provide you with the tools, resources and support needed to help you flourish as a foster carer.

Financial support

Foster carers are given the financial support required to meet the needs of children in their care.

24 hour support

A Foundations Care case worker is available to you 24 hours a day for assistance and support.

Regular carer events

Meet up with other foster carers and build a network of support and friendship.


Children in care may occasionally spend a night or a weekend with a respite carer, helping them to grow socially with others while giving carers a break.

We help you make a difference

We understand the challenges of being a Foster Carer and pride ourselves on the support we provide to help you change a child’s life.

Do you have what it takes to become a Foster Carer?

Becoming a great foster carer is a challenging, yet rewarding experience that is suited to people from all walks of life. Do you fit the picture?
Resilience and patience
Easy going nature and sense of humour
Caring and compassionate
Team player

Now’s the right time.

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about becoming a foster carer for some time. Now is the time to act and make a real difference to the life of a child.

What happens next?

1. Fill out our simple callback form on the right
2. One of our friendly staff will call you
3. We’ll answer your questions and guide you
through the application process. Easy!
Becoming a foster carer will be one the biggest achievements in your life, and make an amazing difference to the life of a child.
James, 58, Ballina
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