Fostering, relative and kinship care

What you need to know about becoming a foster carer, how relative and kinship care is different and support for foster caring. 

How we can help

Foster care is provided to children and young people who are unable to live with their own families. Foster carers support families by caring for children while parents get help to change.  

Relative or kinship care is a type of care that places a child or young person with a relative or someone they already know, for example a grandparent.

What it is and types of kinship care. How to apply and your rights and responsibilities.
How to get support, information about allowances and assistance and a list of printable resources.
How to access the NDIS when you care for a foster child with disability.