Every child’s needs are different…
Just as we have unique needs, so do the children in need of care. To make sure each child secures the best support for their situation, there are a variety of care types offered throughout NSW. Each type of care is a step on the path to stability for these children and it’s our goal at My Forever Family NSW to ensure that they are safely placed in the care type that best suits their needs.
Discover the type of care that suits your family
Whatever your situation, there is a type of care to suit your circumstances. A child may need care for one night, a week or for months or years. Whether it’s foster, kinship, emergency care, part-time care, guardianship or adoption – My Forever Family NSW can help you find the right fit for your family.
This short, introductory video will help you understand the different types of care.
Relative and kinship care
Relative or kinship care is when a child or young person lives with a relative or someone they already know. The preferred option is for children and young people to remain with relatives and kin – ideally where the child already has relationship and connection. We hope that staying with family can be a stable, permanent solution for these children and can assist relative and kinship carers to apply for legal guardianship to ensure this.
When relative or kinship care is not an option, children and young people can find a home with an authorised foster carer. As a foster carer, you’ll provide a sense of family for children in out-of-home care. You may even have your own children living at home, establishing a safe and secure family dynamic for the children you care for. The length of time in care will vary.