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.
Yes, you can. In fact, lots of our Carers work full time. You need to ensure you have enough time and energy to commit to a child or young person. Remember, you can always choose to provide respite care.
Yes. You do need a vacant room that could be occupied by a child or children. Children in foster care can share a room depending on the age and gender of the children. However, all children require their own bed and a place to store their belongings.
The Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) represents all Victorian Foster Carers. The association advocates for Foster Carers and the children in their care. It is encouraged that all Cafs Foster Carers become a members of the FCAV.
The caregiver reimbursement contributes towards items such as food, clothing, household provisions, gifts, pocket money and entertainment. The reimbursement is not considered a payment for fostering. As such, it is not considered a source of income by Centrelink or for taxation purposes.
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.