Fostering NSW

Welcome to the go to site for information and resources about ACWA’s statewide Foster Care Recruitment and Retention project, delivered through Fostering NSW. More information is available on the Fostering NSW website.

This site is your ‘one-stop-shop’ for access to:

  • Publications and Presentations
    • Supporting Carers: A Guide for Out-of-Home Care Agencies
    • Recruiting Foster Carers: A Manual for Foster Care Agencies
    • Aboriginal Foster Carer Recruitment Manual
    • ‘The Changing Face of Fostering’ Trend Paper
    • Utilising Contemporary Marketing Approaches and Social Media to Recruit New ‘Pools’ of Foster Carers
  • Presentations from the 2014 Statewide Recruitment Forum including the following:
    • Settlement Services International on the Pacific Community recruitment initiative
    • Burrun Dalai on their recruitment strategies amongst the Aboriginal community
    • Josh Fergeus on the new Carer Induction & Support Resource 
    • Life Without Barriers on Carer Communications & Consultation
    • Southern Regional Carer Recruitment & Retention Working Group on Collaboration  
  • Resource material that you can download and use
  • Further information about the key elements of Fostering NSW
  • Highlights and information sharing from agencies and regions
  • A FAQ sheet about Fostering NSW
  • ACWA contact details for your questions and enquiries

What's New

As part of Foster Care Week 2016, Minister Brad Hazzard and the Department of Family and Community Services invited NSW foster carers to Parliament House to say thank you and to raise awareness that...
“Mum, is David staying forever this time?” To coincide with this week’s National Adoption Awareness Week, our Fostering NSW team has released this stunning new video that tells the story of adoptive...
Foster carer Danielle's overarching intention was to restore her foster daughter’s relationship with her rather than replace it, reports Mamamia .
17-year-old Esther Williams recounts the arrival of her two foster siblings and what they have brought to family life.
As an Aboriginal Education Officer at a school in South West Sydney, Veronica Kinchela puts the wellbeing of children in her community at the heart of everything she does. She tells MamaMia that...