Foster Care Application Pre Approval

Please fill in the form details to see if you are eligible to become a foster carer.

  • The carer handbook contains detailed information about becoming a foster carer. Please read the handbook here.

  • Foster carers are required to attend regular training to best meet the needs of the children in their care.

  • Foster carers are required to assist the children in their care and their support teams to make decisions about their future.

  • Foster carers are required to help children to access their families when necessary.

  • Foster carers are required to assist children to have their medical needs met.

  • To be a foster carer you must have a spare bedroom for the child.

  • You can still start your application, but you need it asap after you have completed your application, click here to find out how to get a working with children check.

About Challenge Community Services

Over 60 years ago we were a small band of parents and friends seeking support services for our children with disability. Today, Challenge has grown to be one of the largest community support services in New South Wales. We provide support to over 2500 people from Albury to Lismore, Sydney, Dubbo, Tamworth and beyond. With over 900 staff, more than 90 of which have a disability, we strive to comply with and exceed all standards required under State and Federal Acts.
In the spirit of Reconciliation, Challenge Community Services acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country, and their connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs, and to Elders both past and present.
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