Temporary Foster Carers Training in the Hunter

Have you ever thought of becoming a temporary foster carer? Foster carers come from different cultural linguistic, religious, economic and social backgrounds. Barnardos welcomes carers from a variety of backgrounds to meet the wide ranging needs of vulnerable children; our temporary
family care program offers training to all carers providing skills and education in the essential areas of short term fostering. Barnardos Australia with the help of our foster carers, look after babies and children in crisis who require immediate care for anywhere from a few weeks to a few months while permanent arrangements are made for their care.

“Ongoing training and 24 hour support is offered to all our foster carers” Korryn, Barnardos recruitment worker said.

Lyn became a foster carer with Barnardos two years ago and found her training and support from caseworkers invaluable! On speaking with Lyn she felt that the training provided and education around the multitude of reasons a child is in foster care such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol use or mental illness has provided her with skills for life.

“Foster caring is such a rewarding role, it has some challenges but with Barnardos training I felt more equipped to work through them. I know I am making a difference in the life of these gorgeous
little people”

Barnardos Australia is currently looking for temporary foster carers for children aged 5 and under. If you are interested in Foster Care of a baby or young child (sometimes with one or more siblings)
and can meet their needs please call today.

Applicants need to be over 25 years of age. All applicants will be assessed on an individual basis, singles and couples regardless of sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. Foster Carers
receive a generous allowance of up to $1050 p/fortnight and will be eligible for Centrelink entitlements, on-going training and support from caseworkers.

Barnardos Australia is one of the nation’s leading child protection charities. A non-government, non-denominational charity, they have been at the forefront of child protection for over 130
years. Barnardos believe all children deserve a safe and stable home. They work with families
and communities facing issues such as violence, poverty, mental illness and homelessness to keep
children safe at home. Barnardos extensive range of services include, family and domestic violence
support, mental health support, emergency accommodation, parent education, counselling, foster care and adoption. Their evidence-based research and dedicated caseworkers and carers ensure Barnardos is well equipped to fully support, care for and nurture children in need. For more
information or to donate go to www.barnardos.org.au

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