Referral Process

How does the referral process work?

Visitors to the website are invited to read the information, interact on the forum and review the information about agencies that provide foster care in their location. Visitors are encouraged to further their enquiries directly with an agency that they prefer.

An online enquiry form captures details of potential foster carers that Fostering NSW forwards to agencies in rotation, by area and based on the information that they have provided. View a comprehensive flow chart explanation of the FNSW Enquiry Referral Process.

The 1800 number provides an information and referral service to people interested in finding out more about becoming a foster carer.  Carers are provided information about foster care as well as suitable agencies in their area. They may be put directly in touch with an agency staff member. Callers will also be sent an information booklet on foster care and contact details of provider agencies.