Applying to become a foster carer
Assessment of foster carers
Foster carers are thoroughly assessed before they are authorised to care for children in their own homes. This process includes visits to your home, interviews with a Wesley Dalmar caseworker, and references from people who know you, including your family doctor. A Working with Children Check and Police Checks are also obtained. The process is a comprehensive one and usually takes approximately six months, followed by a careful matching process.
Once accepted as a foster carer, you will be given a letter of authorisation that specifies which type of foster care program you will work with. You will receive initial training in the responsibilities of a foster carer and will be expected to attend at least two ongoing training sessions per year. Training will also give you an opportunity to meet other foster carers and to get to know the team of caseworkers who will be supporting you.
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please contact us on 8805 7200 for further details on the assessment process, or send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org