ACT Together provides out of home services for children and young people who came into care in the ACT and carers from with the ACT region under the A Step Up for Our Kids strategy.
ACT Together urgently need foster carers in the Canberra region to provide safe and stable homes for children and young people who cannot live with their families.
If you are interested in finding out more about being a foster carer, please call 1300 WEFOSTER or fill out our online enquiry form
About ACT Together
ACT Together is a consortium of agencies who are working together to provide all services across the Continuum of Care.
Working together ensures a range of skills, experience and expertise to ensure good practice and outcomes for children and young people.
Through ACT Together, we, along with our community have access to the following services and experience.
Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together consortium.
Barnardos offers Foster care, kinship care, support for care leavers (18-25 year olds), permanency services (Adoption or Enduring Parental Responsibility and therapeutic support. Barnardos Australia believes all children and young people deserve caring families in which they can grow safely and fulfil their potential. Barnardos works in collaboration and partnership across the child, youth and family sectors.
The Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) will offer therapeutic support.
ACF are national leaders in translating neuroscience and evidence-based research into the practical specialist therapeutic interventions for over 800 traumatised children. ACF is a Registered Training Organisation and provides professional education programs focused on abuse and trauma and undertakes research into childhood abuse.
Ozchild will provide Foster and Kinship Care.
Ozchild has a 163 year history of foster, kinship, disability and family support services. For the past nine years, they have been delivering therapeutic foster care. They have an outstanding reputation across the sector and a long history of successful partnerships.