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  • Permanent care provides children who are unable to grow up safely with their birth family, with a safe, stable and loving home. It also gives them relationships for life, which are permanent, secure and nurturing.
  • Permanent care placements are made under legal orders and agreements to provide vulnerable children with a safe and supportive family environment.
  • Children placed in permanent care come through Child Protection services. The Department and the courts make decisions about the safety of children and whether children will be placed with a permanent care family.
  • Permanent care parents come from a variety of backgrounds. You can apply whether you're single, married or unmarried, with or without children of your own. Whether you have the potential to meet the needs of children needing a permanent care family is much more important than your personal circumstances.

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Reviewed on: 12-07-2023