Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited organisation providing contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people in out-of-home care (foster care) and their families. PRFC is committed to providing research based approaches to support the holistic needs of children and young people.
In these activities PRFC personnel work with PRFC foster carers and other agency personnel.
PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.
PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training.
Our Values and Beliefs
PRFC recognises that the needs of children and young people are usually best met living with their biological or family of origin. In instances where children are not residing with their family of origin for varying lengths of time, PRFC will seek to provide a foster care placement with a nurturing family. PRFC is committed to the timely return of children wherever possible to their family of origin and where appropriate, will actively participate in that process.
PRFC understands that the social, emotional and developmental needs of children and young people in foster care are unique and paramount and best met through a nurturing and stable placement with effective therapeutic interventions.
We recognise that children and young people in foster care are entitled to maintain close relationships with people significant to them. These include their parents, siblings, extended family, peers, family friends and community unless such relationships are clearly contrary to their best interests.
We recognise the importance of actions and decisions taking into account culture, diverse ability, language, religion and sexuality. Children and young people placed with PRFC foster carers are given information, assistance and opportunities to express their views and participate in decisions likely to impact on their lives, according to their age and level of understanding.
When PRFC has responsibility for providing out-of-home care (foster care) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, self-determination is promoted and ATSI placement principles are applied. PRFC maintains a focus on the well-being and safety of each child.
PRFC foster carers are selected because they can provide a happy, safe and nurturing environment where health, developmental needs, spirituality, education, self-respect and dignity are provided, and the care environment is free from violence and exploitation.
Children and young people in the care of PRFC are given special protection regarding their name, cultural identity and language and religious ties will, as far as possible, be preserved.