Transferring to Narang Bir-rong

Why do carers need to transfer to an Aboriginal Agency?

Culturally appropriate support and guidance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people is critical to their identity and wellbeing.

Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations understand the cultural values, traditions and protocols of our communities. This deep cultural understanding allows us to provide services that are respectful, relevant and responsive.

Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations are governed and operated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We create culturally safe environments where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel respected, understood and valued.

This includes providing spaces where cultural practices, languages and connections to Country can be maintained and celebrated. This fosters trust, engagement and empowerment.

By leveraging our cultural knowledge, community connections and community-led governance structures, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations play a vital role in promoting the wellbeing, resilience and self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are best placed to provide cultural care because our culture is embedded within the fabric of our organisation.

The choice of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations is up to you, if you’re interested in transferring to Narang Bir-rong, download our Care Transfer Kit.

  • What to expect- Flow chart of transfer process.
    1. Carer wants to transfer to Narang Bir-rong and signs consent form
    2. Narang Bir-rong will contact your current casework team to collect your file and review
    3. Narang Bir-rong will meet with your current casework team to confirm your household’s needs
    4. A Narang Bir-rong worker will meet with you at your home to explain the process of transfer, talk about the organisation and any answer any questions you may have
    5. Carers will complete a Narang Bir-rong application and will arrange a medical check-up
    6. Narang Bir-rong will conduct a National Police Check of all adult household members, as well as verifying the household’s Working With Children Checks
    7. Carer participates in an assessment review with Narang Bir-rong (roughly 2 hours) and a home safety check is undertaken.
    8. A Case Management Transfer meeting occurs between Narang Bir-rong and your current agency.

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:

Bree and Justin

With three adult children of their own, Bree and Justin felt like they had more to give as parents. Raising their own biological children was just the start. By becoming foster carers they 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


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.

CONTACT Narang Bir-rong

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