Our carer support services

Foster carers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things for children and we truly value their passion and efforts 

One-of-a-kind people

Deciding to take a child into your care is one of the biggest decisions of your life.
But you are not alone.

Barnardos are committed to supporting you on your foster care journey.

We want to help you feel confident, motivated and proud, that your nurturing and love is providing the best care for your child.

Whether you are a full-time or part-time foster or kinship carer in NSW and ACT, we value your feedback, monitor your wellbeing and encourage you to be involved in our training sessions, so together we can provide the best outcomes for children.


How we support our foster carers



We provide comprehensive training and on-going learning opportunities


We provide 24/7 on-call support and guidance any time of the day or night


We provide a tax-free allowance to contribute to the costs of caring for a child


We’ll support and guide you every step of the way

Our foster carers are ordinary people doing
extraordinary things for children

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Meet Sharon, a Barnardos foster carer

You might be just who we are looking for to change a child’s world.

Enquire about foster care