Carer Resource Library

Welcome aboard!

We’re thrilled to have you join our team of incredibly passionate people; staff, foster and kinship carers, and health specialists who, like you, are motivated by a desire to make a real and lasting positive difference in a child’s life.

The ability to care for a child is a gift. On behalf of the thousands of children in Australia who are unable to live safely with their family at this time, we thank you.

This library has been created to give you quick and easy access to all the documentation you need for your carer journey. You can also access the Carer guide for more general information and support.

Carer Guide

Frequently asked questions by our carer community on a range of topics.

General resources

This is where you can find general information about Life Without Barriers, as well as local/state information for your journey as a carer. Important forms are also located here for your easy access.



      This section covers all the policies around care, codes of conduct and information like baby sitting, medication and water safety.

      Caring For Children In Out Of Home Care
        Your Role As A Foster Carer

          Support for carers

          This section covers support for carers in aspects of ongoing training, respite and financial support.

            Carer Support

              Therapeutic care

              This section covers resources relating to the CARE model that guides our work with children and their families.

                Therapeutic Crisis Intervention For Families
                  Pace And Repair Parenting
                    Fight, Flight, Freeze
                      Sexual Development

                        Foster care phases

                        Information organised for you that cover the different stages you go through when caring for a child.

                        Placement Matching And Welcoming A Child
                          Family And Cultural Relationships
                            Disclosures And Allegations
                              Leaving Care And Ending Placements


                                This section covers resources relating to the safety of children. It highlights safety for fire, water, vehicle and online safety.

                                Pace And Repair Parenting
                                  Fire Safety
                                    Water Safety
                                      Car Seats And Safety
                                        Online Safety