The Advocacy & Support Program provides support and advocacy for foster and kinship carers.
Working closely with carers, our advocates liaise with the management teams in the Department of Children and Families to work through and resolve any issues for foster and kinship carers. They link carers with support agencies as well as providing advice and support for everyday issues that arise in the day to day caring role.
Foster and kinship carers come from all walks of life and can be busy families, retirees who want to give back, professionals such as teachers and medical staff, grandparents taking in relatives, Aboriginal people embracing family and everyday Territorians opening their homes and their hearts to children in need.
Foster and kinship carers are the backbone of the child protection system. They provide care for vulnerable children in the community. Consider becoming a carer - you really can make a difference in a child’s life!
Any parent with twins knows the challenges of double trouble. Combine that with fragile health and the challenge to look after two little vulnerable girls may have seemed insurmountable for one Darwin family.