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Culturally and linguistically diverse children
If you are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, have a big heart and commitment to keeping children connected to their family, community and culture then we’d love to hear from you.

NSW needs carers from all cultural and language backgrounds to care for children to help keep Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) kids connected to family, community, language, religion and culture. 

Our goal is to honour and uphold the culture and heritage of the children and young people in out-of-home care.  In light of this, wherever possible, we endeavour to connect CALD kids with carers of the same cultural background.

To support and equip you in caring for CALD children, we offer:

  • Ongoing training and support
  • Access to translation services*  
  • Referral to a foster care agency that is able to provide culturally appropriate support

* For an interpreter call: 131 450

Read more about becoming a foster carer

Contact us to take the first steps to becoming a carer.

If you don’t share the cultural background of a child in your care, we are ready to support you. There are many things carers can do to keep children connected with their culture. For ideas and resources on nurturing a sense of identity and heritage in CALD children, see our resources page.

For information becoming a carer in your own language, click the links below:

Arabic | Chinese | Swahili | Tagalog | Turkish | Vietnamese

If you need an interpreter, please call TIS National on 131 450 and ask them to call My Forever Family on 1300 782 975. Our business hours are 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Arabic: 

إذا كنت بحاجة إلى مترجم، يرجى الاتصال ﺒ TIS الوطنية على الرقم 131 450 وأطلب منهم الاتصال ﺒ
(My Forever Family NSW) على هاتف رقم (1300 782 975). ساعات العمل الخاصة بنا 9am – 4:30pm.

Simplified Chinese:

如果您需要口译员,请拨打TIS National 的电话131 450,请他们打电话 给 My Forever Family NSW,电话号码: 1300 782 975。我们的营业 时间是 9am – 4:30pm。

Turkish:

 Eğer bir tercümana ihtiyaç duyarsanız, lütfen 131 450 nolu telefondan TIS Ulusal’ı arayın ve onlardan 1300 782 975 nolu telefondan My Forever Family NSW ile görüşmelerini isteyin. Çalışma saatlerimiz 9am – 4:30pm.

Vietnamese:

Nếu quý vị cần thông dịch viên, xin hãy gọi cho Dịch vụ Thông Phiên dịch Quốc gia (TIS Quốc gia) theo số 131 450 và yêu cầu họ gọi cho My Forever Family NSW theo số 1300 782 975. Giờ làm việc của chúng tôi là 9am – 4:30pm.

 


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