Foster carer support and resources
How to get support, financial allowance and assistance, printable resources and factsheets, and support contact list
Foster care: services and support contact list
Familink International Social Services Australia (ISS)
02 9267 0300
1300 657 843
Family tracing, reunion support services, including mediation.
Link Up Family Services (NSW)
02 9837 2200
1800 624 332
For Aboriginal adults who were separated from their families as children through wardship, adoption, fostering or institutional care, as well as Aboriginal families who were separated from their children.
In an emergency or life-threatening situation, call 000 immediately.
Support and counselling
There are many foster care support groups around NSW. These group activities provide invaluable opportunities for carers to talk to one another, swap advice and build support networks with other foster parents in the area.
Childcare Access Hotline
1800 670 305
Parent Line NSW
1300 1300 52
Telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents, carers and professionals who have concerns about a child aged 0 to 18 years. 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday; 4pm to 9pm weekends; closed public holidays.
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Adult survivors of child sexual abuse in foster care
Sexual abuse is a terrible crime that affects people for a long time. You may have been abused in foster care many years ago, but could still be suffering the consequences. Find out how to get help and seek justice.