Celebrating WA Foster Care Week
We are celebrating WA Foster Care Week (12 – 18 March). This week is a fantastic opportunity for us to sincerely thank and express our gratitude to our team of approximately 250 carers in WA who give selflessly and tirelessly to make a real difference in the lives of young people.
Throughout this week we will be sharing videos of our amazing foster carers answering some of the most common questions we receive at Life Without Barriers to further promote the need for more foster carers. Here are some of our favourite question and answers.
What are the best moments of being a foster carer?
What qualities make a good foster carer?
How do you keep kids connected to culture?
Throughout the week are hosting a number of carer recognition lunches in each of our Metro, Broome, Kalgoorlie and South West regions. We are also running carer lightbulb sessions in partnership with the Department of Communities and the Alliance for Children at Risk where carers can give their feedback and ideas.
We are always looking for more carers to join Life Without Barriers. Now is great time to learn more through our foster care website. Our carers are never alone in their journey – we’re with them every step on the way, providing ongoing support, training, guidance and peer support from other carers.
While foster caring comes with challenges, our foster carers say it is one of the most rewarding things they’ve ever done. We welcome carers from all backgrounds and walks of life. You can learn more here about who can become a foster carer here.
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