The Foster Carer Partnership Agreement highlights the key role of carers as members of the child’s care team in providing nurturing, healing care for foster children. The agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of foster carers as well as that of the Department. Specific partnership policies and procedures around the carers role in decision making, provision of information and support back up this ethic partnership in working together to achieve the mutual goal of a successful placement.
Foster Care PartnershipFoster Carer Agreement
Leaving care to independence A guide for carers supporting young people leaving care and transitioning to independence.
AttachmentBuddy guidelinesCentrelink benefits for foster carersChildcare tip sheetChildhood traumaClient payment optionsConfidentialityCo-sleepingFamily contact – information for relative carersFoetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Health care planning for children in careMandatory ReportingPermanency planningPreparing your child for respiteSafety and Wellbeing concerns related to Carer HouseholdsSIDSSpecial Guardianship Orders (SGOs)Smoking guidelinesSubsidy overpaymentsTaking care of yourselfWater safetyWhat happens if a foster child says I have hurt them?What happens if a foster child says I have hurt them? - Information for foster carers booklet
Raising Children NetworkThe complete Australian parenting resource from newborns to teens.
Early Childhood AustraliaA voice for young children.
Kids FirstIntegrated Education, Tutoring and Health Services for Children
Law StuffProvided legal information to children and young people in Australia.
ACWAAssociation of Children's Welfare Agencies.
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child CareAdvocates for the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
BAAFBritish Association for Adoption and Fostering.
Attachment Resources(Currently closed for updating)
Foster Parents CollegeOnline training for adoptive, kinship and foster parents.
FESAFire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia.
Akamas UKTraining provider for the wider children's workforce, specialising in professional development for those working with vulnerable or traumatised children and young people.
Australia Foster Care AssocationMembership based voluntary organisation supporting and representing the voices of foster carers, their families and the children they care for throughout Australia.
Families AustraliaPromotes the needs and interests of families.
Kid Safe WAChild accident prevention foundation of Australia.