HenderCare Foundation

HenderCare Foundation

About Us

HenderCare Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation, committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people living with disabilities or under the care of child protection services and who are unable to live in their family home. Our large team of caring professionals take immense pride in our capacity to respond to the unique needs of every child and young person. 

Our Aim

To ensure that every child and young person placed into the care of HenderCare Foundation feels safe, nurtured and is heard. 

Our Philosophy

At HenderCare Foundation we believe that children and young people thrive in a safe, nurturing environment that is responsive to their individual needs for development and healing. By experiencing relationships that are built on trust, respect and reliability, children and young people are supported to build connections with peers, safe adults, and the community and embrace their identity. As children and young people grow in self-confidence and develop resilience, they can aspire to a future that is meaningful, fulfilling and self-determining.


Working with us

The Foundation is seeking care workers to provide care, guidance and support to children and young people under Guardianship of the Chief Executive, Department for Child Protection (DCP). If you want to help make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people, we want to hear from you. 

To download our recruitment information poster, please click here

Our Promises to Children and Young People


You can trust that we will care about you and your needs. We will do what we say and always follow through.


We will be open and non-judgemental when interacting with you. We will accept who you are, all the differences that make you unique and consider your needs when making decisions.


We will encourage you to explore new ideas and strive to be the best version of yourself that you can be. We will seek to continuously improve our services for children and young people.

Give you a voice:

We will make sure there are lots of ways for you to have a say, to be involved in sharing your thoughts and ideas about things that affect you, and to be heard when you have something you want to say.

To find out more about The Foundation, please call our friendly team on 1300 764 433.

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