Anchor

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.”

Mandy’s story: ‘If you think you might like to do it, give it a go…’

 41% of Australian children living in out-of-home care are in foster care

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

Fostering Connections

We’ve joined foster care agencies across Victoria to form Fostering Connections, making it easier to match carers with children in need. To find out more visit Fostering Connections or call 1800 013 088.

Becoming a carer

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