About

About Foundations Care

Foundations Care is a not-for-profit that has been passionately dedicated to a single purpose for more than 2 decades; that the core needs of children, young people, to feel safe, accepted and valued within their family and community, will be realised.

Supporting over 300 children, young people and their foster and biological families in communities across NSW, QLD and WA; Foundations Care provide foster care, residential care and youth justice services.

Our partnerships are strong and long-lasting. Working alongside, researchers, behavioural scientists, government departments, elders, community leaders, carers, corporates and other not for profits means we are giving children, young people and families the best possible chance at a safe and stable life from which to thrive. Furthermore, our innovative and research based approach to practice and our staff recruitment practices informed by cutting edge behavioural science has seen client outcomes that many in the industry never thought possible.

Providing genuine care & support

Foundations Care puts the needs and wellbeing of children first.

We carefully match children and carers to ensure the placement has the best chance of success. Where possible, we help family and community members take on the care of a child they know.

We’re passionate about empowering people with skills, knowledge and practical support. Foundations Care provides a range of services to support foster carers on their fostering journey, including training, workshops, caseworker meetings and ongoing encouragement.

Why we exist

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186 substantiated reports of child abuse or neglect daily in Australia
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1 in 6 Indigenous children received Child Protection services in 2016/17.
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1 in 486 Young people aged 10-17 under youth justice supervision
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1 in 35 Australian children received child protection services in 2017/18

Australia currently has 45,800 children and young people living in out-of-home care.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

Our services

Foster Care / Kinship Care

We recruit, assess, train and support foster and kinship carers for children and young people who can no longer live at home.

Residential Care

We provide an out-of-home care option for children and young people with multiple and complex needs.

The residential group home is facilitated by Foundations Care staff and is aimed at actively facilitating healing and recovery from the effects of abuse, neglect and separation from family.

Youth Justice Services

We work alongside vulnerable young people at risk of offending.

Whether it be support with transport, housing, education and training, workforce participation, mentoring, alcohol and drug counselling; our innovative programs achieve positive outcomes to help get our clients back on track.

Caseworker Support Scheme

Foundations Care provide Department of Communities and Justice frontline caseworkers with additional support services to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people in out of home care (OOHC) placements which are managed directly by the Department of Communities and Justice .

The Services include: Supervised Transport, Supervised Contact, Mentoring, Overnight Respite and Daytime Respite.

Make a difference today

We’re always looking for more carers to join the Foundations Care family. If you’d like to find out more about foster caring, our friendly team are ready to answer your questions.

Now’s the right time.

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about becoming a foster carer for some time. Now is the time to act and make a real difference to the life of a child.

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What happens next?

1. One of our friendly staff will call you.
2. We’ll answer your questions and guide you through the applications process. Easy!
3. Friendly and jargon-free communications at all times.

Becoming a foster carer will be one the biggest achievements in your life, and make an amazing difference to the life of a child.