Are you ready now, to make a positive difference in a child's life?

We are seeking foster carers across Sydney who can provide safe and nurturing homes for children and young people who cannot live with their own family right now. Often children will return home once it is safe for them to do so. Some children will need carers to provide them with a permanent home. No matter how long a child stays with you, as a foster carer you’ll make a positive difference in their life in a way that stays with them forever.
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All kinds of kids need all kinds of carers

Foster carers come from all walks of life. They are single, married, in a same-sex or de facto relationship, male or female, renting or buying a home, employed, studying or retired, and come from many cultural backgrounds. They may have children living at home, adult children who have moved out of the home or have no children of their own.

Why should you become a foster carer with The Benevolent Society? 

We put the child at the centre of our service and offer ongoing and coordinated support services to best meet the needs of children and their carers.

Our professional, qualified staff provide evidence based training for carers so they feel supported in the work they are doing.

We also provide carers with regular visits from a Case Manager, 24/7 on call support, a tax-free allowance to assist with the costs of raising a child and ongoing training opportunities.

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Who can be a foster carer?

The most important thing we look for in carers is a desire to help children and young people develop and reach their full potential.

We welcome foster carers from all backgrounds and cultures that meet this criteria:

  • Be over age 21
  • Have a spare bedroom
  • Live in Sydney
  • If you have your own children they need to be at least 3 years old
  • Have the time and willingness to commit
  • Be healthy
  • Be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Have the finances to meet a child’s current and future needs
  • Willing to undergo background checks

Register your interest in becoming a Foster Carer

Please complete this form if you meet the criteria above and would like to find out more. We will send you an information pack or get in touch to have a chat about what's involved in becoming a foster carer.
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