Foster Care Support

At Narang Bir-rong Aboriginal Corporation, we dedicate ourselves to finding the best quality carers for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. By providing the highest standard of family-based care, best-practice casework and specialist support services, we not only support the child or young person in care, but the carer and their family.

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We like to think of foster families as part of a larger NBAC foster family, where we all work together, promoting a sense of belonging and community. We provide all our foster carers with:

  • Ongoing training – first aid, behaviour management and trauma-informed training
  • Respite care – scheduled or sporadic care for those children in your care, should you need it
  • Carer reviews – follow up and feedback from training
  • 24/7 caseworker support and advocacy.
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All our carers are part of a larger, case-managed team that includes caseworkers, program managers and service providers — all working together to create the best outcomes for the child.

NBAC also understands the power of knowledge, so our recruitment workers endeavour to keep all our carers up to date with developments in policies, entitlements and special carer events. Additionally, we have developed many short, thirty-minute training modules for which all attendees will receive a certificate, including managing care plans and life-story work.

Foster Carer Support Group

The NBAC Foster Carer Support Group gives our carers the opportunity to share their experiences with fellow carers who understand the experience and can offer support and reassurance in a private and confidential space.

It is not unusual for some carers to feel like many of their friends, family and health professionals do not really understand their experiences and issues. Talking to other carers can bring relief in the knowledge that they are not alone in their experience.

The Carer Support Group can also provide a space to meet new friends.

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Often carers lose touch with friends and family because of the change in circumstances and increased demands on their time. Meeting with a support group can expand social networks, which can help reduce the feeling of isolation and may even provide them with a respite option to ease the stress in difficult times.

Foster care stories

Sharing the stories of our foster carers allows us to tell you about the real impact we, and our carers, achieve through our programs.

The patience, compassion and perseverance of our carers are truly inspiring, and show that we can bring tangible and positive change to the lives of children and young people in our care.

Read our foster care stories.

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Our Foster Care Stories

Sharing the stories of our foster carers allows us to tell you about the real impact our community has. The patience, compassion and perseverance of our carers are truly inspiring, and show how we can bring tangible and positive change to the lives of children and young people in our care.

Magic moments:

Kylie and Chris

With three adult children of their own, Kylie and Chris felt like they had more to give as parents. Raising their own biological children was just the start, and by becoming foster carers they were committed to helping as many children as they could.

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An extended family

Julie and Dean

Becoming foster carers had been on Julie and Dean’s mind for some time, but life had always got in the way. When they were in their 50s, they decided that it was the right time to open their home and provide a safe environment to kids who needed it.

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A carer by nature

Dianna

At a crossroads in her life, Dianna was deciding what to do next when her friend suggested she become a foster carer as she had always been such a wonderful mother. This simple conversation gave her the courage to become a foster carer.

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Level 4, 331 High St
Penrith NSW 2750
Suite 2, 36 Woodriff St
Penrith NSW 2750

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work, and those throughout all of Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and culture, and pay our respects to our Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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