Our services cater for all stages of life, and include quality early childhood education and care; services for vulnerable families, children and young people; disability programs and aged care.
With over 550 services across NSWand ACT we're Uniting near you.
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We have a range of services for older and ageing people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or gender identity
We provide counselling and mediation for families, children and youths, and couples
Local area coordinators (LACs) assist people with disability to access the NDIS.
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We work with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community within the areas of aged care, families, children and young people and early childhood education. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed in our services.
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We celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, gender and sexual orientation.
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster carer with Uniting. We work with carers in the following regions:
If you live in one of these areas, get in touch with our customer service team on 1800 864 846 (Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm).
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We’ll make a time meet with you to answer any questions you have and help you learn more about becoming a carer.
After our initial meeting, you’ll be invited to a series of free assessment sessions. These sessions help us learn more about you and check you’re the right fit to become a carer.
Please note that all potential carers and any other adults residing in their household will need to obtain a Working with Children Check clearance before the assessment sessions can begin.
You’ll also need to complete the carer training course which is held during the assessment process.
Once the assessment process is complete we’ll let you known in writing whether your application has or has not been approved.
If your application is approved, we’ll be in contact with you when a child or young person is matched to the type of care you have been authorised to provide.
If you’re not approved, you will be able appeal if your application to become a carer. You are entitled to be given feedback on why you haven’t been approved and have the decision reviewed.
When surveyed, 96% of current carers felt the process was really straight forward or thorough but fair. Nearly 90% said they felt the application and assessment process was reasonable or fairly quick.
“The process is as thorough as it should be. We felt comfortable at all times and were in constant communication with Uniting Burnside for the entire process.”
Our customer service team is available from Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm AEST.
To find a program near you and your family, use our service finder.
Call us on 1800 864 846 (1800 UNITING).
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We'd be more than happy to help with any enquiries that you may have.
Our work is inspired and guided by the principles of justice and compassion.
With over 550 services across NSW and ACT there is a Uniting service near you.
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