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Around 100 out-of-home care managers, carer recruitment staff and caseworkers from across the state gathered in Sydney recently for the Fostering NSW Statewide Recruitment & Retention Forum. The...
It’s hard to believe it but we’re only three months away from Foster Care Week ! This year’s Sydney Picnic Day will return to the magnificent Western Sydney Parklands and promises to be bigger and...
Care professionals such as teachers, social workers and health care workers already possess many of the skills and motivation necessary to be great foster carers. Read Tara and Chris’s story: Tara...
Wesley Dalmar Carer Recruitment & Support Officer Katherine Leonard, who recently joined ACWA’s Fostering NSW team as part of a six-month secondment, shares her thoughts on her ‘immersion’ within...
ACWA’s Fostering NSW Team is hosting a Statewide Forum in Sydney on June 28 for NGO workers involved in recruiting foster carers. Supporting Carers to Care – Are We Doing Enough? is the theme for...
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Katherine Leonard is a Carer Recruitment & Support Officer with Wesley Dalmar who is currently on a six-month secondment with ACWA working with the Fostering NSW team. We asked Katherine to share...
On March 23 Fostering NSW attended the Cabramatta High School Council to present on the urgent need for not only more foster carers, but also those from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD...
Jodi Rodgers leads Autism training on the Far North Coast
On March 17, carers and youth workers from Lismore region attended a workshop, promoted by CASPA in partnership with Autism Spectrum Australia, exploring best practices and strategies for supporting...
On Saturday 5th March, the Fostering NSW team was joined by ACWA colleagues as well as staff and foster carers from Challenge, Key Assets, Stretch-A-Family and the Benevolent Society to march in the...
Using a collaborative interagency model piloted in November 2014, both Southern and South Western Sydney have recently hosted joint agency Foster Care Information Sessions with advertising and media assistance as well as project support from Fostering NSW.

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