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What is Foster Care?

Foster Carers provide care for a child or young person within a home environment when they cannot live at home with their parents or extended family due to issues of risk or safety.

Meet Mez, one of our Foster Carers

Foster Carers can assist by providing:

  • Overnight or emergency care
  • Respite for parents or other Foster Carers one weekend a month or once a fortnight
  • Short term care (up to 6 months)
  • Long term care (over 6 months)

BCYF’s foster care service is for vulnerable children and young people who reside in:

  • Geelong
  • Colac Otway
  • Bellarine
  • Surf Coast

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer and live in or near these areas please contact us.

Alternatively if you reside in another region, please refer to Foster Connections at www.fosteringconnections.com.au.