In Foster Care
Foster care is provided to children and young people who are unable to live with their own families. Foster carers take on the responsibilities of a parent for a period of time, to provide a safe, nurturing and secure family environment for children and young people needing care.
Children and young people enter care because they are at risk of harm or neglect or because their parent or carer needs periodic relief. It is a very serious decision to place a child away from home.
If your child is in care, contact us to find out more about your rights and how the process works. Foster care could be short term or long term — for one or two nights, a few weeks or months, or even years.