Community foster carer information sessions for organisations

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The Department of Communities is seeking to deliver foster carer information sessions at public sector agencies and large organisations across Western Australia.
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Group photo of a group of five women who work in Communities Foster and Family Care team

Department of Communities Fostering and Family Care team leads (left to right): Tania Da Silva (Team Leader), Julie Reed (Senior Practice Development Officer), Jo-Anne Garrett (Team Leader), Katherine Raftery (Principal Consultant Aboriginal Practice), Sarah Klahn-Jolley (Principal Policy and Project Officer). Note: The team also includes Lani Mola (Director) and Cassie Pollard (Senior Practice Development Officer) who were absent for the photo.

This year, the Department of Communities (Communities) is delivering information sessions at public sector agencies and large organisations across WA to raise awareness about community foster caring and how to become a carer.

The Fostering and Family Care team celebrated the first 2024 public sector agency information session in February 2024.

Fostering and Family Care had the opportunity to present two sessions about community foster caring to employees from the Departments of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; Primary Industries and Regional Development; and Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Foster Carer Information Sessions will be delivered by the team regularly throughout the year, to various agencies and organisations, to encourage more people to consider becoming a carer.

If you’re interested in hosting a session within your own workplace, please contact the team at

Learn more about how to become a foster carer