Fostering NSW

ACWA was proud to be the provider of the Fostering NSW Recruitment Project from 2012 until 2018.

Fostering NSW was a partnership between the NSW Government and non-government foster care agencies to provide an information and referral service to potential foster carers on behalf of the sector. This was an ongoing, statewide public awareness campaign designed to support the recruitment efforts of out-of-home care agencies by raising general awareness of foster care, encouraging people to “Open their Hearts,” “Be Part of an Amazing Journey” and find out more about becoming a foster carer by visiting the Fostering NSW website or calling the 1800 Enquiry Line.

Over the life of the Project there were 550,000 hits to the website, 11,000 enquiries and just under 5000 referrals to local foster care agencies.

ACWA also provided information, training and resources to support agencies in their own recruitment activities as part of the Fostering NSW project.

You can read more about the project and the Fostering NSW team's achievements in this wrap up article.