Information for current foster and family carers

Information on learning and development workshops and support resources for Western Australian foster carers.

Learning and development workshops

Foster and Family Carer Development workshops are held in the metropolitan area and provided to country areas via webinars. The aim of the workshops is to support carers and Communities staff to build on their strengths, their areas of interest and their knowledge and skills to provide better support for children in care.
Workshop topics are chosen in consultation with the Foster Care Association WA, carers, and staff based on feedback of current needs. These interactive workshops are presented by professionals in their field and encourage participants to actively engage. 

The Department is now catering for these different styles of learning by providing learning materials and opportunities in a range of different modes.

The mode of delivery is outlined in the Foster and Family Carer Development Workshop Calendar. Register to attend by filling out an enrolment form.

Foster and Family Carer Development Workshop Calendar

Support for carers

The Foster Care Association is an important partner in recruiting, training and supporting foster carers in Western Australia.

The Care Team Approach Practice Framework highlights the importance of all members of a child’s care team, including a child’s carer, working together with the child in the centre of their thinking and interactions with each other. Each care team member provides invaluable support and participates in meeting the needs of the child to keep them strong, connected and secure.

Foster Families Charter of Rights

The Foster Families Charter of Rights honours carers (foster, family and significant other carers) and acknowledges the important role of all members of a foster family who contribute to the care of children and young people in out-of-home care.

Leaving care

A guide for carers supporting young people leaving care and transitioning to independence.

Family Care Handbook

Information to help you on your caring journey.

Information sheets

Foster Care Information Sheet - Employment of children laws
Foster Care Information Sheet - Guidelines on Smoking
Foster Care Information Sheet - Prospective Special Guardians
Foster Care Information Sheet - Taking Care of Yourself
Page reviewed 14 September 2021