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Foster care in Australia: How does it work?

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Published 8 June 2022 at 8:55am
By Chiara Pazzano
Presented by Ninos Emmanuel
Source: SBS

Around 46,000 children are in 'out of home care' in Australia. There is a shortage of foster parents in the country and in some cases there is a need for people from a specific cultural background.


Published 8 June 2022 at 8:55am
By Chiara Pazzano
Presented by Ninos Emmanuel
Source: SBS



Key points

  • There is need for foster carers in Australia
  • There are many different types of foster care ranging from long-term care to respite care
  • The starting point is to get in touch with a foster care agency in the state and territory where you live
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