The ACT Group and PCAF have worked together since 2009 supporting foster carers and workers by addressing their training and support needs.
We provide support to the child, carer and system for as long as it takes to stabilise the placements. Support plans are developed with the child’s case manager, and often include:
- a comprehensive assessment, including cognitive assessment if required, and development of a Therapeutic Change Plan
- therapy for the child
- secondary consultation to the carer and child’s teachers
- skill development for those significant contributors to the child’s life, such as teachers.
During our partnership with PCAF we have prevented 91.5% of placements from terminating, with cost savings to the community of more than $5 million.