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Out of home care

For children and young people in Cafs Out Of Home Care programs we deliver a safe and stable home-like environment to ensure children and young people can, where possible, have positive connections to their family. 
Each year we support close to 200 young people through our range of Home Based and Youth Care programs.

To learn more about Cafs Out of Home Care programs including Foster, Kinship and Permanent Care visit each of the pages below.

About Foster Care

Foster carers have an enormous impact on the lives of the children and young people they support. Caring is changing and we welcome fostering by people from diverse backgrounds stepping up to meet the needs of all types of children.

Take the first step to becoming a Foster Carer. 

Cafs Foster Carers woman and man sitting on the table writing down their Foster Care FAQs.

Foster Care FAQs

Have you considered becoming a Cafs Foster Carer but have questions you need answered? Here we answer the most frequently asked questions.

Cafs Foster Care process, with foster care family baking together.

Fostering Process

Once you make the decision to become a foster carer our experience team will be there to guide you through every step of your foster care journey with Cafs.

Young girl holding her teddy bear as part of the foster care enquiry form

Becoming a Foster Care Enquiry Form

Take the first step to becoming a Cafs Foster Carer and complete the enquiry form to start your foster care journey today.

Permanent carers holding their baby's hand

Adoption and Permanent Care

The Adoption and Permanent Care program offers permanent family options for children who are unable to live with their biological families.

Permanent care placements are usually made under legal orders to provide vulnerable children with a safe and supportive family environment.

Kinship carer and young child playing with the stuffed toy while sitting on the floor

Kinship Care

We offer support for people caring for extended family members or friends when a child is not able to live with their biological parents.

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