CCNSW provides a support line during business hours and after hours. During business hours’ information will be screened and referred to the Regional Co-Ordinator for your area to follow up. If there is an absence of staff and the matter requires immediate attention alternative follow up arrangements will be made.
Connecting Carers NSW supports Foster, Relative and Kinship Carers who reside in the state of NSW.
The state is divided into 7 Regions:
- Hunter and Central Coast
- Metro Central
- Metro South West
- Metro West
The Connecting Carers NSW team includes 5 Regional Coordinators, each dedicated to providing support and education and coordinating peer support for carers in a particular region of NSW.
Local Coordinators – Peer Support
Connecting Carers’ NSW volunteer staff undertake a two day extensive training program in order to become certified Local Coordinators. Our specially-developed training program incorporates modules on Child Protection, Privacy & Confidentiality, Work & Health & Safety and Local Coordinators Roles & Responsibilities among other topics.
Local Coordinators are foster carers, kinship carers or relative carers themselves and their experience caring for children, paired with the CCNSW training, makes them well-placed to provide peer support to other carers in their local area. Local Coordinators are actively involved in CCNSW’s recreational camps, carer training sessions and events. The CCNSW Local Coordinators support & work with the CCNSW Regional Coordinators and they serve the foster care community by sharing their experiences and supporting and advocating for their fellow carers.
If you are interested in becoming a local coordinator, please contact your local regional coordinator.Click here to contact any of the region’s coordinators