We keep children connected to community and country
Almost half of our foster children are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. There are also children who are from other cultures and countries.
It's vital for a child's development that they maintain their cultural and community links - key parts of a child's identity. Children with a strong sense of identity are more likely to develop strong self-esteem, confidence and grow into resilient adults.
That's why we do everything we can to help place foster children with kinship carers, who often share these same community and cultural ties.
Children benefit from their heritage
When children and young people are continually immersed in their culture, they develop a sense of pride and belonging. Here are some benefits for children who remain connected to their culture and community, regardless of their move into kinship care or foster care.