More foster carers required to provide care and stability for children who need it most.

The State’s largest out-of-home care provider, Anglicare Victoria is looking for dedicated foster carers to join our team in 2017.

“Anglicare Victoria are constantly in need of caring individuals across Victoria, who can provide a supportive and secure environment for the State’s most vulnerable children,” said Anglicare Victoria Chief Executive, Paul McDonald.

“In particular, at the start of the year, when children are returning to or beginning school for the first time, foster carers are crucial to providing a stable environment to come home to at the end of the school day,” he said.

“Children in care often lag behind at school and may move schools often, so this is where the extra support from foster carers is vital; foster carers really are the heroes of our society,” said Mr McDonald.

Jo Myers has been an Anglicare Victoria foster carer since 2015 and encourages interested individuals to become foster carers.

“I would recommend fostering to anyone that has a love of children, the space in their life to commit to a child for however long they need. It is the most rewarding thing I have ever done,” said Ms Myers.

Anglicare Victoria provides foster care across the state including the Northern, Western, Central, Eastern, Southern, Gippsland and Bendigo regions and more foster carers are needed for every region.

The role of a foster carer is flexible. Foster carers can choose to take on long-term, short-term, respite or emergency care and come from different backgrounds. They can be single, de facto or married, with or without their own children. All prospective carers must pass required checks, attend training and undergo an accreditation process.

Current Anglicare Victoria foster carers are available for interviews.

Foster care information nights will take place across Victoria in 2017. To find out more, visit https://www.anglicarevic.org.au/events/

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