Connecting Culturally

Aboriginal children are over represented in foster care. Wanslea believe that where possible, Aboriginal children should be cared for by their family in their community. Where this is not possible, Wanslea Foster Care strives to maintain connection for Aboriginal children with their culture, family and country.

Wanslea are urgently requiring Aboriginal families to provide foster care. If this you, please contact us today.

For non-Aboriginal carers, if you are approved to care for Aboriginal children, you will undertake cultural awareness training and work with Wanslea and Department of Communities staff to develop, implement and support a cultural plan to provide opportunities for cultural healing and support for Aboriginal children.

Kaartdijin Mia Mia Library

The Wanslea Aboriginal Resource Library opened on Friday 31 March 2017 and is a valuable resource to Aboriginal children in out of home care and their carers.

The library is named ‘Kaartdijin Mia Mia’ meaning ‘Home of knowledge’ in Nyungar language. The library has been described by Aboriginal Elders as a significant resource to enable Aboriginal children to identify with their culture and feel a sense of security and belonging.

The library contains resources to assist carers and children in care to learn about Aboriginal culture. It has books, toys, CDs, DVDs and other educational resources particularly for Aboriginal children.

To access the Kaartdijin Mia Mia library please call 08 9425 2441 and ask to speak with a Foster Care Family Support Worker

Please contact the Wanslea Foster Care team to find out more about fostering Aboriginal children and helping to keep them connected to culture, family and country.