Foster Care & Kinship Care
Foster and Kinship care are ways of providing family life for a child in your own home when they are unable to live with their birth family. As a carer, you can make a huge difference in the lives of vulnerable children.In Victoria, the number of children who cannot live safely at home has risen every year over the last ten years. Children who have experienced trauma and neglect need carers to provide a safe and nurturing home. With your help they can heal and look forward to the future.
Become a Foster Carer
No matter what your background, relationship status or sexual orientation, Berry Street is looking for people just like you who can care for a vulnerable child or young person. Children in care have experienced trauma — they need a safe, nurturing home environment to help them heal and recover. If you are over 21 and have a spare bedroom, we welcome your expression of interest.
Learn more about your eligibility to become a foster carer by reading our Foster Care FAQs. Take the first step today by submitting an expression of interest, or registering for an information session near you.
Not ready to Foster?
Your donation can help provide vital carer training and support so we can ensure a good childhood for vulnerable children like John.
The need for carers in Victoria is rising
More than 10,000 children cannot live safely with their parents.
This equates to 7.5 children in every 1,000.
Since 2012, this number has increased by 57.6%.
46% of all Australian children going into Care are under 5 years old.