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Become a carer

Make a difference. Become a carer.

If there are concerns for the immediate safety of children and young people, they may be placed in emergency care.

Children and young people of all ages may be placed in emergency care at any hour of the day or night with short notice to the carer. Emergency carers can become a part of a child’s extended family and network of support, over time providing guidance and mentorship and helping build a sense of security and community for the child or young person.  If you would like to find out more about emergency care or other types of care, give us a call on  1300 782 975, email us at enquiries@myforeverfamily.org.au or fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

Information Sessions

There are lots of myths about who can and can't become a carer but foster families come in all shapes and sizes.  In many ways they are no different to any other family - they provide the love, care, support, stability, structure and a sense of belonging that all children need. Come along to an Information Session to find out what type of care is right for you and your family. My Forever Family NSW hold online and in-person Information Sessions in all areas of NSW. To see all upcoming Information Sessions and to register your interest go to www.eventsforchange.org.au/infosession 

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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, respite, adoption or guardianship care - My Forever Family NSW can help you find the right fit for your family. 

At the moment, there aren’t enough carers to meet the needs of children in need across NSW. Simply put, there is a serious need for more carers for all types of care.  

This short, introductory video will help you understand the different types of care. 

Learn more about the different types of care:

Types of care Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children CALD children

NSW foster care and adoption agencies