Be amazing, be a foster carer

It’s the simple things foster carers can do that can have a big impact on a child’s life.

You don’t need to have any special skills, talents or expertise to become a carer. We are looking for people and families from all walks of life who could care for children and young people in their own homes. We need carers who could provide care to sibling groups, single children of all ages and adolescents who have complex needs.  Carers can choose to help on a short-term, medium-term, or long-term basis.

Here at Anchor, we are committed to partnering with our foster carers, providing initial and ongoing training opportunities, and support which includes after hours telephone support if and when needed.

For more information, please contact Nicky C. or Jenny L. on 03 8761 9040.

Common Foster Care Myths

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Becoming a foster carer

There are four simple steps to become a foster carer:

  1. Submit application
  2. Complete training and detailed family assessment (including police/working with children checks)
  3. Become accredited
  4. Participate in ongoing training and peer support

Begin your Foster Care journey with our qualified training facilitators, who will teach you the Victorian Standards required to support the children in your care.

Training is completed over two Saturday sessions or four Wednesday evenings.

2019 Training Schedule

Term 3- Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28; 6pm- 9pm

Term 4- Saturdays, October 19 & 26; 9.30am- 5pm

 37.8% of Australian children living in out-of-home care are in foster care
(Source: AIHW 2018b, Table S36)

Fostering ConnectionsFostering Connections work with foster care agencies across Victoria, assisting to meet the growing demands for carers.

To find out more contact Nicky on 03 8761 9040, or at, or visit Fostering Connections or call them on 1800 013 088.

Find out more about becoming a carer

If you’d like to know more about becoming a foster carer, register your interest below.