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Why foster

Care for a child and make a difference

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Many children and young people are unable to live with their birth families and need care and support from someone like you.

By opening up your heart and home, you can help them stay safe and reach their full potential.

Children may need care for days, months or years. You could help out a child in crisis in the short-term or take a child into your family for the long-term - it's your choice.

Carers are matched with caseworkers who provide extensive and tailored 24/7 support.

We work closely with you to ensure that your needs, the needs of the child or young person in your care, and your family are met.

Make a difference in a child’s life, and they will make a difference in yours

Uniting is an accredited out-of-home care provider certified by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian. We have been taking care of disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people and families for more than 100 years.

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Our customer service team is available from Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm AEST.

Please note, on the Australia Day public holiday our customer service operating hours will be reduced, normal hours will resume on Monday 29 January.

  • 26 Jan – Open 10.00am–2.00pm

To find a program near you and your family, use our service finder.

Call us on 1800 864 846 (1800 UNITING).

Email us at ask@uniting.org