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Fostering FAQs

Are you considering becoming a Cafs Foster Carer? Read our FAQs to find out more.

Carers

I work full time – can I be a Carer?

Can I be a Carer if I’m single?

I’ve never had children – can I be a Carer?

We are a same-sex couple – can we be Carers?

Is being a Foster Carer challenging?

Requirements

Do I have to have a spare room?

Can Foster Carers be any age?

I am renting, can I be a Carer?

Do I need to be an Australian citizen?

What healthy environment standards do I need to be aware of?

If I have a police record, would I still be eligible to become a Foster Carer?

General

What training does Cafs provide?

How does Cafs support Foster Carers?

Is there a Cafs Foster Carer community?

Does Cafs pay Foster Carers?

Do Cafs foster children always return to their birth family?

About Cafs Carers

At Cafs, we believe every child should have the opportunity to live in a safe and nurturing home. Offer a warm and loving home and make sure the child receives the care and support they need to grow and thrive. Learn more about becoming a Carer.

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How do I Become a Foster Carer?

Foster Carers come from all walks of life, and we encourage Carers from diverse backgrounds and communities. If you can provide a safe and nurturing home for a child, we’d love to hear from you. Find out more about the fostering process.

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Becoming a foster carer

The decision to become a carer isn’t a quick one, but we’re here to support you along the way.
As the first step, a four-part assessment called ‘Step by Step’ will need to be undertaken by all members of your household. This is to assess your suitability as foster carers.
To start your journey to becoming a Cafs Foster Carer, fill in the form below or call or text us on 0455 027 027.

    Client Engagement Team 1800 692 237

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    115 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat VIC 3350

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