Residents in West Sydney will receive $ 75,000 tax-free to become adoptive parents of some of the country's most vulnerable children
- Specialized foster parents are sought for abused and vulnerable children
- The new government initiative will allow proven caregivers to pay $ 75,000 tax-free in advance
- It is a significant increase of the current allocation of up to $ 748 per fortnight
- Approved caregivers are expected to devote all their time to children
- The same program was successfully executed abroad for more than 30 years
Alex Chapman for Daily Mail Australia
Foster parents will receive a huge paycheck to receive some of the most problematic and vulnerable children in the country under a new intensive program.
Specialist caregivers in West Sydney are expected to devote all of their time to the children they receive and, in return, will receive a tax-free payment of $ 75,000.
Neglected and neglected children as young as seven will qualify for the program if they have had problems "managing their feelings, thoughts and behaviors".
A new foster care initiative will see specialized caregivers paired with Sydney's most vulnerable children (stock image)
The program is called Treatment Foster Care Oregon and has been successfully administered abroad for more than 30 years.
It combines caregivers with experience in behavior issues and children between the ages of seven and 17 who can not remain in the regular system.
Caregivers are limited to one child at a time, and the operators of the program, OzChild, expect that the parents will not have another job and dedicate all their attention to the child.
A team of psychologists, social workers and family therapists will be available at all times to receive support.
The children involved are those who have rebounded in the regular system of foster care due to poor behavior (stock image)
The Minister of Family and Community Services, Pru Goward, said the state government was committed to improving the lives of Australia's most vulnerable children.
"Unfortunately, there are some children who are away from home with incredibly complicated behaviors," Ms. Goward told the Daily Telegraph.
"These children often need intensive support so they can thrive during childhood and adolescence."
The Minister of Family and Community Services, Pru Goward (pictured) says the program demonstrates the government's dedication to improving the lives of Australia's children
The $ 75,000 payment is designed to attract well-trained parents to the program, which needs 20 caregivers within the next two years.
It is a significant increase in the regular foster care subsidy of between $ 494 and $ 748 per fortnight.
OzChild will be paid $ 4.87 million to test the program in New South Wales over the next two years.
There are currently around 18,000 children in foster care in New South Wales.