Kinship & Foster Care Program
‘Kinship and Foster Carers are everyday people who want to make a difference in a child’s life’
The Yulu-Burri-Ba Kinship & Foster Care Program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers in the Bayside and surrounding areas.
What do we do?
The Kinship & Foster Care Program recruits, teaches, reviews and supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander carers.
We seek to place Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children with the right carers ensuring they remain connected with their cultural identity and keep relationships with their families and community.
How do we provide support for the care of children and young people?
- Direct worker support in the home
- Emotional support
- Practical support
- Help you explore the various training options
- Understand child’s needs and development
- Regular check-ins to maintain care arrangements
- Support in understanding and navigating the Kinship & Foster Carer Connect app
How to become a Carer?
If you want to become a carer and help our children, we can help you to navigate the process and equip you to become prepared
What is the role of a Carer?
- Kinship & Foster carers provide a loving home and care to children who are unable to live at home with their family
- Carers provide the helping hands that supports, guides and prepares the child to return home
- Carers work with the Kinship & Foster Care workers, Department of Child Safety, Health professionals and in some cases, the child’s family to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and young people.
Interested…. What are the next steps?
Accessing the service
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer or are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander carer and are looking for an agency in the Bayside Area, please call our team on 07 3900 7870 or simply fill out the online form below and a member of our team will contact you.