Program guidelines

Kids & Youth Program Guidelines: Considering Out-of-Home Care.

When designing and offering programs, churches can support Foster Carers to meet their obligations and provide inclusive environments for young people in Out-of-Home Care.

We’ve prepared some guidelines to help you, which include considerations in the following areas:

  • Consent
  • Travel
  • Media and photographs
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Birth Parents and Reunification
  • Religious Worship and Instruction
  • Medical attentions and incidents

Download the guidelines below.

We’ve also created some Communication Considerations to help churches communicate thoughtfully about Out-of-Home Care.

The Homeward Project wants to support you to shape and sustain a ministry of Out-of-Home Care in your church and community. Find out more here.

Other Resources


  • Foster Care Sunday

  • God’s ability to turn brokenness into good. Eva’s story

  • Foster Care: Leaving a legacy

  • Beauty from ashes. Tina’s story

  • A vision for God’s people

  • Birthday in a box.

Your Church and the Homeward Project

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