Become a Foster Carer

Foster ParentMake a difference in a child’s life and they will make a difference in your life.

Foster carers come in all varieties - single, married, defacto or same sex couples - UnitingCare Burnside welcomes carers from any background or family situation.

Children may need care for days, months or years. Help out a child in crisis in the short-term or take a child into your family for the long-term - it's your choice.

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Are you a FaCS (DoCS) carer considering transferring to UnitingCare Burnside?

Become a highly valued member of UnitingCare Burnside's care team.

Foster carers are matched with caseworkers who provide extensive and tailored 24/7 support. In return ongoing training and a tax free allowance are provided.

"Our foster child was transferred to Burnside and so we also transferred to continue caring for her. But I must say our support since the change has been exceptional." – UnitingCare Burnside foster carer.

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