Foster care
Carer guide
Carer responsibilities

Carer responsibilities

As a carer it is your responsibility to provide

  • a caring, safe and normal home life
  • emotional care where children feel cared for and valued
  • education, training and employment opportunities for children
  • support to engage in physical activity and recreation
  • encouragement of learning and achievement
  • positive guidance to manage pain based behaviours
  • health and therapeutic services
  • support to maintain family relationships
  • a positive view of children's families and significant others

You are also responsible for

  • ensuring information is kept confidential
  • being an active member of the care team
  • assisting in Life Story Work
  • safeguarding children's records and property
  • providing care appropriate to any special needs

We will provide you with more information about standards of care in your state or territory and roles and responsibilities for carers .

Want to become a carer?
To become a foster carer your ability to care and nurture a child is what really matters.
To learn more, visit the LWB foster care website