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About our fostering team in Launceston

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Foster carers are urgently needed to help children in Launceston. You'll work as a team and provide children with a safe and nurturing home. Discover more about this life-changing vocation.
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Support for Launceston foster carers

We build support around our foster carers so you can focus on helping children in care lead the lives they deserve. You’ll receive free, comprehensive training and work alongside a team of other professionals. Together, we’ll turn lives around.

Why should I foster with Five Rivers?

Five Rivers is a social enterprise dedicated to helping more young people. We offer support close to where you are. Your local team in Launceston means:

  • A fostering team who knows you and your family.
  • Organised events, celebrations and peer support.
  • Forming a community of local foster carers.

Meet foster carers Maxine and Wayne

For Maxine and Wayne, fostering isn’t a career, it’s a way of life.

The couple have provided a caring home for 14 children in their five years as foster carers and helped several groups of brothers and sisters transition into adoption with their forever families, as well as offering a short-term home for others.

Read their fostering story here.

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See what our foster parents say about fostering with us...

“Caitlin* recently took up ice skating and I watch from the side of the rink every time to cheer her on. Sometimes when I watch her skate, I get emotional and think ‘How did I get so lucky to have her in my life’. ”
“The majority of the children that come to me have just left their family homes. I’m lucky to be able to show them that foster care is a safe place and that we are here to help them. I get to change so many more lives and really prepare them for their life ahead during a short amount of time.”
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Cathy Griffiths
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“When I walked past a stall that was encouraging people to start fostering during work one day, I was completely inspired, and I knew it was something I wanted to do.”
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Whether you’re ready to start your fostering journey or just want to chat to an expert, our Carer Enquiry Team are here to help.

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