“Hi! My name is Andre, I've been working with and supporting families for more than seven years. I’m really passionate about supporting children and thankful to work in foster care.
My role is to help you through the process of becoming a foster carer. I'll be walking alongside you, guiding you through the process.
I also provide training and support to help you navigate and understand the child protection system, and I’ll be your trainer for parenting programs such as Triple P, Circle of Security and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training.
I can't wait to meet you all.”
“We are new carers in the system through UnitingCare. When we signed up for this, we had no idea of the process, or what to expect. However, the training that we attended, organised by UnitingCare helped us with better understanding and now that we are in the system, those sessions are helping us in our day-to-day life with the new person at our place.
The assessment process was lengthy, however we had a good time unpacking stuff from the past that has helped us to understand more about ourselves and how we can be useful and helpful to the young person’s life.
We are getting ongoing support from UnitingCare, even after the placement, to ensure that placement is successful for both the carers and the young person.
We are very happy with the help and support that UnitingCare is providing and will encourage families to sign up for the opportunity that they can give to a young person’s life.”
- Ashley and Mary*
*Names have been changed for privacy reasons.