Foster Care


There are times when families are faced with a crisis or trauma that is too much for everyone to deal with.

The support systems may not be there or parents may not have the skills and experience to handle the particular situation. It’s times like this when foster care may be a good option for a child. It’s not easy, particularly for your child, but it provides valuable time and space for your family to work through your issues. It may also be in the best interest of your child especially if there is the risk of some kind of abuse or neglect

Some reasons that children may need to stay in foster care include:

•      Conflict in the home
•      A parent needing respite while sick or injured or in hospital
•      Risk of sexual, physical or emotional abuse and neglect

The length of time a child stays in foster care can vary from one night to several weeks and sometimes months or years. It depends on the situation.

We train and support our Foster Carers who welcome children from a variety of situations and backgrounds into their homes. The children are loved, cared for and supported in a safe and secure home with families who fully understand how difficult or traumatic it can be for children who find themselves in a foster home.

Dates of 2018 Foster Care Information Sessions are now available

Our Foster Carers can access a range of support services with the professional expertise to help your child work through difficult situations.


Foster Care Information Sessions 2018

Children all over WA need foster carers for a period of nights, weeks, months or years. Foster carers can be married, single, working or not working, with or without children.

Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need? Come along to one of our Foster Care Information Sessions.

Dates for the 2018 Foster Care Information Sessions - all sessions are Noon - 2.0pm

Saturday 17 February 2018
311 Abernethy Road, Cloverdale

Saturday 21 April 2018
26A Anstruther Road, Mandurah

Saturday 16 June 2018
Cnr Deanmore and Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough

Saturday 18 August 2018
Clarkson Library Meeting Room
Cnr Ebb Way and Ocean Keys Blvd, Clarkson

Saturday 20 October 2018
Cnr Deanmore and 110 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough

Saturday 17 November 2018
311 Abernethy Road, Cloverdale

In the meantime if you would like to know more about fostering, please contact us on:
(08) 9245 2441 or
alternatively you can visit our Fosternow website at:

Foster Care in the
Great Southern

Wanslea Foster Care offers foster care in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The Great Southern comprises the City of Albany and the Shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet and Woodanilling.

Wanslea Foster Carers are supported by professional staff, learning and development and access to equipment and other resources.

If you or someone you know lives in the Great Southern region and would like to find out more about fostering at Wanslea why not call us on 9843 0077 to speak to one of our staff.

Call 9843 0077 for more information or click here to go to our Fosternow website. 

Wanslea Foster Care has produced a series of short films entitled ‘I was a foster child’.  These films feature young people who were previously in care speaking about their experiences.  To view these films search ‘I was a foster child’ on You Tube.

Have you considered becoming a Wanslea Foster Friend?  Foster Friends are volunteers who assist foster carers in their local area in a variety of ways.  Click here to find out more about how you could help foster carers and children in care.