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About Foster Care
Lutheran Care highly values the critical role of foster carers and the contributions that their friends and families make to the nurture of children and young people. We recognize that children belong and thrive in families and foster carers provide stable, supportive and nurturing homes to help children feel safe and secure while separated from their birth parents and siblings.
Lutheran Care welcomes foster care enquiries from all walks of life. We offer various types of care across both our Generalist Foster Care and Specialist Foster Care services. There is a great need for foster carers in both services, and a high demand for Respite Care for both long term Generalist and Specialist foster care families.
We are eager to hear from anyone thinking about fostering for the first time who may want a friend chat with a member of our team to learn more about fostering; or anyone who has been thinking about fostering for some time (maybe years!) and eager to take the next step in their journey.
Foster Care is a journey, and our team is here to walk alongside you every step of the way.
Lutheran Care is renowned for our highly skilled staff team and the exceptional carer support we provide all our families in both Generalist and Specialist Foster Care. If you are thinking about fostering and would like to learn more, or have been thinking about fostering for a while and ready to take the next step, we would be delighted to hear from you.
We welcome foster care enquiries from all walks of life.
We embrace all people regardless of culture, ethnicity or religion.
We offer various types of care including Generalist, Specialist, Long Term, Short Term and Respite Foster Care.
Foster Care is a journey.
The journey doesn't begin or end when you welcome a new child into your life and home - but it is a profoundly new chapter in your life. Lutheran Care walk alongside you and support you as you navigate the challenges and enjoy the rewards of sharing your family and dedicating yourselves to meeting the needs and best interests of the children and young people in your care.
Contact our team to learn more or take the next step in your fostering journey.
Ph: 08 8337 8787
Attend an Information Session.
Next Information Session - Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Next Online Webinar - Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Our commitment to recruiting and supporting foster carers for vulnerable children and young people in need remains one of our highest priorities.
We therefore offer both online and in-person options to attend an upcoming Information Session. Information Sessions on either platform (in-person or online) are held live, facilitated by an experienced Lutheran Care Foster Care staff member. Information Sessions cover detailed information about different types of care, the roles of foster carers, the nature and challenges of foster care and extensive information about what you can expect throughout the assessment and training process to become a foster carer. Information Sessions are a unique opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and hear from both a staff member and a seasoned foster carer. Throughout your journey to learn more about fostering and making an informed decision for you and your family, we are committed to providing you with honest and transparent information every step of the way.
Due to COVID-19 appropriate protocols will be in place to support physical distancing at our in-person Information Sessions. To ensure the health and wellbeing of attendees please RSVP as places are limited.
Connection to Culture
We are committed to reconciliation and improving outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal children in care. We are committed to ensuring that all children in care, regardless of their cultural background and ethnicity, grow up with a strong sense of pride, identity and belonging.