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As a Wesley Mission foster carer, you will be providing a safe, secure and loving environment for very vulnerable, at risk children. You’ll become a vital part of a unique mission we have to serve those most in need.
Becoming a foster carer can be a life changing process of carer and child alike. See below and begin your journey with Wesley Mission.
The first step in becoming a foster carer is to register to attend an online information session. These sessions are for people thinking about becoming a foster carer, or curious about what’s involved in being a carer. You’ll be provided with information on the benefits and challenges of foster care and receive a comprehensive information pack.
As you would expect, foster carers are thoroughly assessed before they are authorised to care for children in their own homes. This process includes visits to the home, interviews with a Wesley Mission Caseworker and personal character references, including from a family doctor. A Working with Children Check and Police Checks are also obtained.
The process is comprehensive and usually takes between three and 12 months, followed by a careful matching process.
Ongoing training and support is provided to give foster carers the opportunity to meet other carers and get to know the Wesley Mission team that will be supporting them.