How You Can Help

Working Together

For the public awareness campaign to be successful, particularly at a local level, ACWA needs the support of out-of-home-care providers and regional groups.

It is crucial that the campaign is relevant and meeting local need, so ACWA is asking agencies to prioritise the type of carers they need to target and any regional hotspots where there is a desperate shortage. These priorities will help shape our PR plans so please feed it back. ACWA is also encouraging agencies to join forces regionally to support the campaign by sharing resources and planning joint activities such as information sessions and engagement activities.

How You Can Help

  • Case studies - we want to showcase the great work that carers do but need recommendations on who would be suitable. If you haven’t already suggested potential case studies, please give it some thought and call or email Libby McCalman
  • Brief staff – ensure your own staff and existing foster carers know what is planned and how they can help
  • Follow us – on Twitter @FosteringNSW and like the Fostering NSW Facebook page. You can also get updates about the campaign by liking the ACWA Facebook page
  • Planning – start developing local strategies with other agencies in your area about how you intend to reach the carers you need
  • Promote the campaign through your internal communication channels
  • Make sure you are ready to respond promptly to enquiries from interested carers and that your agency details are up to date on the Fostering NSW website as well as your own.