Becoming a Carer

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Every child deserves a safe, secure home to grow up in. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are unable to live with their birth families, foster care provides a safe and stable home where they’re connected to culture, growing up as strong as they can be. 

Becoming a carer is a profoundly rewarding experience that has a long-lasting positive effect for both carer and children. 

Make a life-long impact 

By becoming a carer you’ll have the opportunity to make a lasting positive impact on the life of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child or young person who is unable to live at home.  

Your guidance and support will help shape their future, giving them the best chance to grow up strong and with a sense of belonging.  

Learn and grow 

VACCA welcomes carers from all walks of life. When you start your foster care journey with VACCA, you’ll have the opportunity to deepen your cultural knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultural practices and traditions. 

You’ll have access to cultural training and resources, as well as the chance to attend events and community days to support the children and young people in your care to grow up strong and connected to their culture. 

Join a supportive community 

Becoming a carer with VACCA means joining a supportive community of people who want to make a positive difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. 

You’ll have access to training, resources and support from our experienced team. You’ll also have opportunities to meet other carers at events and access a community of carers to support you throughout your foster care journey. 


Ready to find out more? Take the next step and start your foster care journey. 

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