Our services include:

  • A telephone support and referral service.
  • Support at case conferences and meetings if you would like someone from the Association to attend with you.
  • Foster families will have information about foster caring, assistance in accessing appropriate services and, where required, individual advocacy to ensure that their issues are addressed.
  • Literature information to prospective foster families.
  • Literature and videos.
  • Books and articles are available on loan.
  • Input into training sessions organised by the Department for Child Protection and Private Agencies.
  • Social activities for foster families.
  • Liaison with government and private agencies about policy and practice issues.

We also provide second hand clothing for children to all foster families. Clothing is free and not expected to be returned, however donations to the store are always welcome.

Who we work with

  • Foster Families
  • Department for Child Protection and Family Support
  • Foster Care Recruitment Service
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Private Agencies

Private Agencies

Out of Home and Alternative Care/Community/Kinship Care

Private agencies provide a range of family, youth and children services. Foster care/community and kinship care programs are conducted by:

  • United Care West - Futures - offers support services to foster families of children with disabilities from 0-16 years of age, and other children.
  • Anglicare - provide emergency and crisis accommodation through the Crisis Care Unit and other referral services. Anglicare accepts young people between 14-18 years
  • Mercy Community Services (Catherine McAuley) - provides preparation, including Life Story Work, for school age children prior to long term foster care
  • Wanslea - provide emergency and crisis accommodation through the Crisis Care Unit and other referral services, Wanslea accept children up to 13 years of age.
  • Yorganop - is responsible for the placement of Aboriginal children in community/kinship care
  • Djooraminda, and Parkervillet - provide residential programmes for children and youths.
  • CREATE - Children and Young People Support Service