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 the type of care they would like to provide including:
- Respite care (one or two weekends a month)
- Emergency care (for children and young people who require an immediate placement)
- Short-term care (a few weeks to six months)
- Long-term care (more than six months)
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.
Find out more about foster care and becoming a carer by reading our FAQ.
You can also submit an enquiry below!
Becoming a foster carer.
There are four simple steps to become a foster carer:
- Submit application
- Complete training and detailed family assessment (including police/working with children checks)
- Become accredited
- Participate in ongoing training and peer support
"If you think you might like to do it, give it a go..."
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"It's hard not to love 'em".
Fostering Connections work with foster care agencies across Victoria, assisting to meet the growing demands for carers.