Licensing and accreditation of Life Without Barriers
Just as you have been screened and assessed as a suitable carer, we are assessed and monitored by the Government to ensure we are a suitable organisation to care for children. You might hear this process referred to as licensing, accreditation, registration, or certification.
The criteria for the licensing of a foster care service vary between states, but mainly focus on the ability to
- Provide information to children, particularly about accessibility, policies and procedures, complaints, and appeals processes
- Ensure children participate in decisions affecting them, and are involved in services they receive
- Uphold the rights of children
- Keep children connected to family, and involve families in their children’s lives
- Keep children connected to their culture and identity
- Comply with standards for care environments
- Recruit, assess, train, approve, support, monitor, and supervise carers
- Manage children’s records
- Maintain records about carers, employees, contractors, and volunteers
- Maintain reporting systems, particularly breaches of standards and incidents involving harm to children
- Meet guidelines relating to financial management
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