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

Around 100 out-of-home care managers, carer recruitment staff and caseworkers from across the state gathered in Sydney recently for the Fostering NSW Statewide Recruitment & Retention Forum. The...
It’s hard to believe it but we’re only three months away from Foster Care Week ! This year’s Sydney Picnic Day will return to the magnificent Western Sydney Parklands and promises to be bigger and...
Care professionals such as teachers, social workers and health care workers already possess many of the skills and motivation necessary to be great foster carers. Read Tara and Chris’s story: Tara...
Wesley Dalmar Carer Recruitment & Support Officer Katherine Leonard, who recently joined ACWA’s Fostering NSW team as part of a six-month secondment, shares her thoughts on her ‘immersion’ within...
ACWA’s Fostering NSW Team is hosting a Statewide Forum in Sydney on June 28 for NGO workers involved in recruiting foster carers. Supporting Carers to Care – Are We Doing Enough? is the theme for...