Become a Member

Become a Member

The Foster and Kinship Carers Association NT is the peak body providing support, advice and advocacy services to the Northern Territory’s foster and kinship carers.

By joining the Association, you are contributing to our strong and united voice advocating for carers for a better out of home care system.
  
To be eligible in becoming a member of Foster & Kinship Carers Association NT you will need to have a valid Ochre Card (Working with children clearance card) issued by SAFE NT – you can apply for one on their website.

 


 

Benefits of Membership

 

  • registered Carers 
  • advocacy support from our Advocates 
  • access to our carer discount card 
  • access to free training and professional development 

Full membership gives you full voting rights at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

 


 

Membership Categories 

 

Full Membership (Carer membership) 

This type of membership is for registered foster carers, kinship carers, grandparent carers, respite carers and emergency carers, former carers and persons interested in foster care and child protection.

Benefits of membership for registered Carers: 

  • advocacy support from our Advocates 
  • access to our carer discount card
  • access to free training and professional development 

Full membership gives you full voting rights at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

Apply now

Associate Membership (Non-carer membership) 

This is for people who want to become a member of our organisation without becoming a Carer, or if your application to be a carer with Territory Families is awaiting approval. 

  • Membership for non-Carers 
  • Membership for carers awaiting approval from Territory Families  

Associate membership gives you no voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

Apply now

 


 

Testimonials

 

Jacinta Boniwell

Long term carer

"Being a foster carer is walking side by side with the child/young person for a short or longer time while they journey through a difficult time of their lives. It is challenging and rewarding.

Foster & Kinship Carers Association NT is an important support for carers and ultimately the children we care for. I really appreciate their knowledgeable and effective support in dealing with a number of matters so that I could get on with the day to day support of those in my care."

Nathan and Emma Baunach

Long term carers

"The most rewarding thing we've done in our lives.

The reality of providing out of home care for children is such that you often need additional support external to your family unit. Foster Carers Association NT provided us with expert advice and support when we needed it."

The Price Family

Emergency, short term and respite carers

"I'm always amazed at how well children adapt and manage to thrive once provided with a stable environment.

It's always a delight to see the faces of the young visitors that have graced our doorstep who are now living in long term placements and continuing to do well, or hearing stories of children that have successfully been able to return to family and knowing we were part of their journey."