Click a link below to download PDF versions of FCA’s brochure, Foster Families Charter of Rights and The Department of Communities Care Team Approach.
The Foster Care Handbook
The Foster Care Handbook for Foster Families has been developed in consultation with the Department of Communities. The Foster Care Association of Western Australia provides the information in this publication in good faith. The information is not legal advice and is provided on the basis that neither the Association or the Department can be held liable for the misinterpretation of information provided. The handbook was updated in September 2017.
Family Care Resource
The Department for Communities has developed a handbook speci!c to Family Carers. This handbook provides family carers with information to assist them with their caring journey.
Support For Grandparents
Click the Link below for the Department of Communities Financial Support Information – General Foster Carer Subsidy.
The Department of Communities has a complaints process for all foster families. The Complaints Management Unit oversees all complaints about the Department. The link below provides the information in relation to this and the steps you need to take.
Benestar Counselling Services For Carers
Benestar is a leading provider of health and wellbeing services, supporting organisations, their employees and carers. They are all about helping people with all aspects of their life – physical, mental, social and financial.
Sortli (short for Sort your life) is a free App designed by young people for young people to help navigate their transition from out-of-home care to independence. It helps to guide them and provides links to support to local services in areas such as housing, employment, health, money and more.
The app is funded by the Department and is managed by the CREATE foundation. Updates are strongly driven by the perspectives of young people who use and need the app. Recent new features allow young people to create their own goals, get the help they need on their phone and work towards the future they dream. Click on the link below to find out more.
Bright Tomorrow’s App
The Bright Tomorrows app gives parents and carers the tools they need to help build and develop their children’s brains and to help them be healthy, happy kids.
Developed by child health experts, the tips or brain building ‘moments’ in the app are tailored to you and your child, easily !tting into your everyday life.
For more information, visit brightomorrows.org.au.
Download the app by searching for Bright Tomorrows in the App Store or Google Play Store. Personalise the app to your family’s unique needs, try out the moments suggested especially for you and have fun using these moments with your family!