Foster Care Week 2014
Foster Care Week in NSW
Foster Care Week is an annual event which has been running in NSW since 1990. Coordinated by ACWA with the support of non-government foster care agencies and other partners, Foster Care Week aims to celebrate and acknowledge the work of NSW's foster carers.
Activities during the week include the Foster Care Week Picnic Day for foster carers and their families; competitions for carers and children and young people in care; and regional activities and social events for carers. A grant from the Minister for Family and Community Services assists with all this work.
The success of Foster Care Week is primarily the result of the determination, co-operation and hard work of a small group of inter-agency representatives and foster carers who make up the Foster Care Week Committee. All those involved with the event have a strong commitment to maintaining and further reinforcing a positive image of foster care in the wider community.
Foster Care Week Events
Foster Care Week 2014 runs from 14-20 September, commencing with the Picnic Day in Sydney.
ACWA provides a number of grants to encourage interagency events in regional communities that acknowledge, celebrate and raise awareness about the invaluable work of foster carers in our community.
For more details on Foster Care Week, please contact ACWA's Foster Care Week Coordinator, Caitlin Stone, on (02) 9281 8822 or email: email@example.com.
|Sydney||14 Sept||Picnic Day 2014||ACWA, AbSec, Anglicare, Catholic Care, Challenge Community Services, Connecting Carers, NSW CREATE Foundation, FACS, Key Assets, Lifestyle Solutions, Mackillop Family Services, Uniting Care NSW ACT, Barnardos|
|Wollongong & surrounding areas||13 Sept||Picnic in the Park||Life without Barriers, Barnardos, William Campbell Foundation, CareSouth, Mackillop, IMyAC, FACS, ACWA|
|Goulburn & surrounding areas||13 Sept||Foster Care Picnic||Life without Barriers, Barnardos, William Campbell Foundation, CareSouth, Mackillop, IAC, FACS, ACWA|
|Taree / Port Macquarie||17 Sept||Foster Care Family Day Out||Wesley Dalmar, Samaritans, Challenge, Life Without Barriers, Burnside, Biripi Aboriginal Children's Service, Burrun Dalai, Connecting Carers|
|Armidale||14 Sept||Foster Care Picnic||Challenge, Foundations Care, FACS, Pathways|
|Inverell||16 Sept||Foster Care BBQ||FACS, Foundations, Walanbaa Gaayili|
|Parkes & Forbes||19 Sept||
Disco for children
Dinner for carers
|Lifestyle Solutions, Anglicare, Parkes Local Carer Support Group, Connecting Carers|
|Deniliquin||14 Sept||Foster Care Morning Tea||FACS and Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre|
|Wagga Wagga||17 Sept||
Movies for children
Supper for carers
|Anglicare, FACS, Wanggaay Koori OOHC Service, Marymead, Connecting Carers|
|Leeton||14 Sept||Family Fun Day||Foster Carers Support Group, Care South, Anglicare, Leeton/Griffith FACS|
|Maitland /Central Coast||24 September||Foster Care Picnic||Barnardos, Settlement Services International, Allambi, Wesley Dalmar, Catholic Care, Wandiyali, Challenge, Samaritans, Muloonbinba, Life Without Barriers, Key Assets, FACS, Connecting Carers\|
- Poetry competition
- Art competition
Becoming a foster carer
Discover more information about becoming a foster carer.
Foster care agencies
Click here to view contact information for all current Foster Care Agencies in NSW.
- Template letter of invite to carers
- Template request to businesses for gift donations
- Training resources for foster carers.
Recently past events