Our support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait children and families

What we do

It's vital that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foster children and young people remain connected to their culture. This helps them develop a strong sense of belonging and identity, important as they grow and forge their own path as resilient adults.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Officers

These specialist staff will work alongside our case workers as they work with Indigenous foster children and their foster carers to identify cultural opportunities and help find solutions to challenges.

Cultural connection plan

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Officers will help case workers develop a cultural connection plan for the foster child, outlining their unique cultural story and identifying cultural opportunities for their growth.

Gili Burra Advisory Representatives

This committee provides us with cultural advice on our practice framework, policy development, cultural capability and practice, ensuring our Indigenous foster children receive the cultural care and support they need.

Match children with carers

Wherever possible, we'll try to match an Indigenous child with an Indigenous carer, which is often most likely through kinship care.
About kinship care

We also provide

Support for First Nations families

See how we help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families through the emotional foster care journey.

Our support for Indigenous families

Cultural training for carers

We offer a range of in-person, 1:1 mentoring, group and online training for carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait foster children.

Explore training opportunities

Considering becoming a foster carer?

Fill in this online form and we'll call you.

Become a foster carer

Apply now to become a foster carer

Fill up this form and we'll be in touch soon.

* denotes required fields
So a local staff member can contact you