Australia in desperate need of foster carers

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 17 September 2015

9 mins

Foster care rarely gets a good wrap in the media.

 We often hear about children who go through multiple foster families, and the impact this has on their lives.

But we have the foster care system for a reason, and more families are needed to help look after kids. In this episode hear what type of carers are needed and learn all about the process of foster caring.

GUEST: Dr Wendy Foote, Acting CEO of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA)

WEBSITE: ACWA

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