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01 What's involved in becoming a carer?

Foster carers are provided with training and support to become accredited to provide care for children and young people. Whilst it takes dedication, you will be supported every step of the way.

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02 Who can foster?

People from all backgrounds and walks of life are encouraged to become foster carers in Victoria. What matters most is that you can create a safe and supportive home for a child or young person.

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03 Why become a carer?

Foster carers play an important role in their community by creating a safe home for a child. Whilst there can be some hard parts, there are lots of rewarding parts too.

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04 How do I find the right foster care agency?

If you are ready to get started, we’re here to answer any questions and connect you with a local agency.

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05 What support is available for carers?

As a foster carer, you are supported every step of the way by your foster care agency. There are also other range of supports available, including financial assistance, ongoing training and development opportunities and advocacy.

Find out more about carer support