Child, youth & family

We provide services that support vulnerable children, young people and families with case management, advice and counselling.

Empowering families to provide safe and nurturing environments means working alongside people to strengthen their relationships, build their confidence and support them to develop their parenting skills.

Services for young people experiencing personal or family challenges support them to feel safe through counselling, mentoring and life skills development, while working towards their goals for the future.

Out-of-home care, which is considered a last resort intervention for children who require a more protective temporary or permanent environment, includes home-based kinship and foster care, adoption and permanent care, and residential care for young people.

Become a Foster Carer

There are vulnerable children across Victoria waiting for someone like you to change the direction of their life.

Children who need foster care are some of the most vulnerable in our community. You can offer a safe and nurturing home for a local child who is unable to live with their family.

Heritage Service

We recognise that for many people the experience of being in care as a child or young person may have had a lasting impact on their lives, and the lives of their families.

This free service exists to support you if you spent some or all of your childhood in out-of-home care services provided by the Uniting Church in Victoria, and your family members.

L2P Learner Program

Getting a drivers licence is an important milestone in a young person’s life. It opens up opportunities for employment, as well as increasing confidence, a sense of responsibility, and independence.

The L2P program matches young learners with a driving mentor, and provides free professional lessons.


Get in touch to find out more about our Child Youth & Family services.