Tattooing and body piercing
Talk to your care team if a child in your care wants to get a tattoo, body piercing, scarification, branding or beading. Agency consent is required in some situations, and in other situations it might be against the law. Where it is not against the law it is important you check whether agency consent is required before proceeding as you may not have the authority to give consent.
Each state and territory has different laws about tattooing and body piercing.
See the links below to your state or territory based carer resource for more information.
You might also be interested in reading Who can decide?
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