Foster Care Information Evening

If you would like to learn more about the becoming a foster carer please join us at for an information evening at Gymea Anglican church on Thursday 12 September to meet our team, ask questions and hear from carers.

Types of Foster Care

Immediate or crisis care provides a secure, safe, setting for a child or sibling group very soon after being removed. Referrals are received 24 hours a day and placements may be needed from a few days or up to 2 or 3 months.

Short term placements are for children who are waiting for a decision on their long term future. Where children can be restored to their birth family, our carers may have a role in supporting the child and their birth parents towards this goal. 

Some children are placed in care under a final order until 18 years, sometimes with a view to adoption or guardianship. The carers commit to providing a long term, nurturing, stable family where a child can integrate and grow securely. 

Weekend respite offers regular, ongoing support to a child in a current placement, usually one weekend a month. Brief-stay respite may be required to allow carers to take a short break or holiday, or in a medical emergency.

Immediate or crisis care provides a secure, safe, setting for a child or sibling group very soon after being removed. Referrals are received 24 hours a day and placements may be needed from a few days or up to 2 or 3 months.

Short term placements are for children who are waiting for a decision on their long term future. Where children can be restored to their birth family, our carers may have a role in supporting the child and their birth parents towards this goal. 

Some children are placed in care under a final order until 18 years, sometimes with a view to adoption or guardianship. The carers commit to providing a long term, nurturing, stable family where a child can integrate and grow securely. 

Weekend respite offers regular, ongoing support to a child in a current placement, usually one weekend a month. Brief-stay respite may be required to allow carers to take a short break or holiday, or in a medical emergency.

Interested in becoming a foster carer ?

Download our Foster Care & Adoption Information Booklet