When you become a foster carer, you won’t be on your own.
All foster carers are part of a care team, in partnership with their agency, DHHS and the child or young person's family. This team is committed to providing support for the child or young person in care.
You will have trained case workers who you will speak with regularly throughout your time as a foster carer. Your case worker will be your first port of call for anything you need.
You will also receive a care allowance, which helps to cover the day-to-day expenses involved in being a foster carer. This allowance is not income, but reimbursement for the regular costs involved with caring for any child or young person. Because it is not income, it is tax free.