Clare has been caring for children in foster care for the past 10 years. As a single woman, she sought out Lighthouse after researching local agencies and enquired with us highlighting an interest in our Model of Care and support available for Foster Carers. Clare was new to the foster care system in Victoria, so she was asked to complete a new assessment.
Clare said that she was really impressed with Lighthouse’s professionalism, throughout the whole process since putting in her application. ‘I really felt Lighthouse was clear and approachable’ Our care team provided timeframes and answered all of her questions and Clare told our team ‘I was very impressed with Lighthouse’s therapeutic approaches to caring, I felt a sense of a real team approach in the program. The training I received was helpful in understanding how to respond to children in a trauma informed way, learning patience is key, which really helped reflect on previous experiences and how I can continue to grow and learn.’