Fostering NSW

Welcome to the go to site for information and resources about ACWA’s statewide Foster Care Recruitment and Retention project, delivered through Fostering NSW. More information is available on the Fostering NSW website.

This site is your ‘one-stop-shop’ for access to:

  • Publications and Presentations
    • Supporting Carers: A Guide for Out-of-Home Care Agencies
    • Recruiting Foster Carers: A Manual for Foster Care Agencies
    • Aboriginal Foster Carer Recruitment Manual
    • ‘The Changing Face of Fostering’ Trend Paper
    • Utilising Contemporary Marketing Approaches and Social Media to Recruit New ‘Pools’ of Foster Carers
  • Presentations from the 2014 Statewide Recruitment Forum including the following:
    • Settlement Services International on the Pacific Community recruitment initiative
    • Burrun Dalai on their recruitment strategies amongst the Aboriginal community
    • Josh Fergeus on the new Carer Induction & Support Resource 
    • Life Without Barriers on Carer Communications & Consultation
    • Southern Regional Carer Recruitment & Retention Working Group on Collaboration  
  • Resource material that you can download and use
  • Further information about the key elements of Fostering NSW
  • Highlights and information sharing from agencies and regions
  • A FAQ sheet about Fostering NSW
  • ACWA contact details for your questions and enquiries

What's New

ACWA is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of Tonic Health Media in helping to promote the urgent need for more foster carers across NSW. During the months of March and April 2017, Tonic...
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is calling on members of the LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) community to consider fostering and potentially...
Our Fostering NSW team is looking for a volunteer for seven hours a week to help organise the 2017 Foster Care Week Picnic. If you live in Sydney and have a few hours to spare a week we’d love to...
On the weekend ACWA’s Fostering NSW team hosted a stall at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day, at Camperdown Park in Newtown. Attracting over 70,000 visitors, Fair Day offers a...
Fostering NSW at Mardi Gras Fair Day 2016
This year, Fostering NSW is once again hosting a stall at Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day on Sunday 19th February. This wonderful community event, which is moving to a new location in...