We have different types of foster care where you can provide care for weekends, weeks, months and sometimes, years. These include emergency care, respite care, short term care and long term care.
Emergency care provides a secure, safe setting for a child, young person or sibling group soon after being removed due to care and protection concerns. Referrals are received 24 hours a day and placements may be made after hours.
Respite care provides regular and ongoing support to a child or young person in a current foster care placement through weekend and brief stays, usually once a month. It may also be required when community members need additional support or medical assistance.
Short term care
Short term placements are for children and young people who are in the process to be returned to the care of their family or waiting for a Children’s Court decision.
Long term care
Long term placements are for children and young people placed in care under a final order until they are 18 years of age.
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