Support Services for Out of Home Care Agencies
Children and Young People in out of home care need stability. They need the best possible carers to be part of their future.
However, in an industry where the work is intense and often reactive, Case Managers & Caseworkers need to prioritise averting a crisis over all other tasks.
Which is why Caring with Carers exists, to support Out of Home Care agencies through a variety of services including: assessments, training and family finding.
In addition, our team works directly with people wishing to become foster carers, existing foster carers, plus children and young people in out of home care.
What We Do
We undertake various assessments which are conducted using evidence based models. All assessments are completed to a high standard that aim to thoroughly investigate applicant and carer suitability in order to minimise placement breakdown.
We provide training and mentoring programs for carer applicants and existing carers. Training packages can be delivered in group or individual settings.
Working with agencies and individuals, Caring with Carers can assist with locating family and kinship connections.
The Assessor was very respectful, approachable and made conversation easy.
We give the Assessor 10/10. Her manner was calm, friendly and professional.
Thank you for the care you have taken and the work you have put into this to date. Tony and I are particularly thankful for the time you spent with us and for always putting us at ease.
What a massive and thorough effort! Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us and understand our history. We are so fortunate that we were given the opportunity to work with you as you took the time (and lots of time) to listen and get to know us.
Caring with Carers have provided excellent service to us as an OOHC / PSP provider. They have responded to requests for carer and kinship assessments both urgent and not. They also have provided training that really assists us to process carer applications. I have always found their service to be of highest quality and the commitment and support second to none.
They are great advocates for carers and will acknowledge us as an agency in foster care week. Truly inspiring!
I am an Assessor with Caring with Carers and I am a relatively new staff member. I live in a country area whereby the agency is hoping to access the central and northern areas of NSW for the purpose of assessing prospective foster carers. I find the staff of Caring with Carers very efficient, caring and ‘on the ball’. I have only been with the agency a short time and although I live remotely in Central NSW, I am always included in meetings, training and other events. It is commendable that the agency is a finalist in the North Shore Local Business Awards and I wish the agency the best in securing a win because they work hard and are innovative in their approach to foster care assessing.
Caring with Carers represents the perfect blend of warmth, efficiency and professionalism at a competitive rate. Assessment turnaround is fast yet content is thorough, detailed and objective. Five stars!