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    888terri
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    Hi my first post, not sure if I am in the right spot!

    I am a foster carer with Wesley Dalmar (since 2007), on the Central Coast, NSW. I have 2 permanent placement children, who after being read the new “Charter of Rights” made some baseless allegations. I have been down this road before, and it is no fun, and I will not go through this again without a support person present.

    The Foster Carer Association of NSW website is down and I have not been able to reach them. Are they not around any more?

    I have to arrange a meeting with Wesley Dalmar but I want a support person present. Does anyone know how I can organize that?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. 🙁

    #1027

    Moderator
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    Hi 888terri,

    Have you contacted Connecting Carers? They have reps across the state who offer advocacy and support to foster & kin carers:
    http://connectingcarersnsw.com.au

    All the very best,
    Moderator

    #646

    888terri
    Participant

    Thanks yes I found them and have set up a meeting. I will NEVER face one of these meetings without a support person, it’s just not worth it.

    #4301

    Cherylj
    Ambassador

    Hi 888terri,

    Allegations are unfortunately a road most foster carers will travel down at some stage. It’s great that you were able to acknowledge the need for a support person to be present, and not simply want to give up and walk away. Connecting Carers do a fantastic job supporting carers. I wish you all the best.

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