Carer Stories

The following stories were collected during 2018 as part of a Charles Darwin University Social Work student placement project. While names have been amended for privacy purposes, all other details are real and reflect the true views and experiences of current foster and kinship carers.

Ann and Bob

Evelyn and Martin

Helen and Tom

Ruth and Wayne

Steve and Sue


"As a foster carer we love what we do - it is very important to us that we all need to work together
because we are talking about children's lives and how important family relationships are" (Foster Carer, 2017 Survey)