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Who can be a Foster Carer?

Foster Carers can:

  • Come from all different backgrounds and families
  • Can be individuals, couples and or part of a family
  • Can work full time or part time
  • Can be retired
  • Have children of their own or not
  • Own their own home or rent
  • Be from any culture, religion or same sex attracted

What is important is that carers provide a safe, nurturing home environment children & young people. Foster carers also need to have a good sense of humour, be flexible, have lots of patience and enjoy spending time with children.

Mandatory requirements are:

  • Are over 21 years of ages
  • Have a satisfactory Police and working with children check
  • Have space in your home for another child
  • Complete the mandatory training & receive accreditation
  • Complete a health check
  • Complete a home and environment check
  • Satisfactory referee checks


Fostering Connections Hotline:  1800 013 088

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