Foster Care - Become a foster carer with Berry Street
|Every child deserves a good childhood. Foster care is a way of providing family life for a vulnerable child in your own home when they are unable to live with their birth family. |
|As a foster carer, you can help make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children who are unable to live with their own families. |
In Victoria, the number of children who cannot live safely at home has risen every year over the last ten years. Berry Street is searching for caring and resourceful people who can provide a secure home environment to the rising number of children in need. You can make a difference.
Could I be a foster carer?
At Berry Street, our foster carers are wonderfully diverse in terms of age, background, relationship status and experience. If you are over 21 and can offer a child or young person a safe and nurturing home environment, we will welcome your application.
|We welcome carers from all backgrounds, cultures and experiences - married, single, or same-sex couples, with or without children, divorced or de facto.|
|Learn more about your eligibility to become a foster carer by reading our Foster Care FAQs or register for an information session. |
What will I receive?
|As a foster carer, you will receive:|
|Learn more about financial and other support you will receive, check out our Foster Care FAQs or register for an information session. |
Can I choose the type of foster care that I provide?
We are seeking carers to provide:
|You can nominate the type of care you would like to provide and, as part of the application process, Berry Street will work with you to help you make a final decision on the option that best suits you. |
|Learn more about types of foster care available, read our Foster Care FAQs or register for an information session. |
2016 foster care information sessions
|Eaglemont (northern metro)|
|Phone 03 9450 4700 to register.|
|Phone 03 9239 1400 to register.|
|Phone 03 5330 5000 to register.|
|Phone 03 5822 8100 to arrange a time with us.|
|Phone 03 5134 5971 for details.|