What is CAST and how can it help me?
The purpose of CAST is to provide support, assistance, advocacy and information to foster and kinship caregivers under assessment for allegations of abuse and/or non-compliance during the assessment process.
CAST Representatives are foster and kinship caregivers who have special training and knowledge about the process involved when an allegation is made.
You can find a CAST rep by clicking on the button below, or you can contact our office Monday – Friday 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM at 1-800-667-2372 to be matched with a CAST rep in your area.
CAST representatives are familiar with foster and kinship care policies, all kinds of assessments and the procedures that assessors will follow. They are committed to helping you work with assessors; they will provide support, clarify issues and ensure that you are provided with the information pertaining to your assessment and its results, in a reasonable length of time.
CAST representatives sign an oath of confidentiality and will keep anything you tell them about your situation private. Your case will not be discussed with your district/local association of the AFKA. Team members will not ask you to disclose guilt or innocence as they can be subpoenaed to testify in court.
Refer a CAST Rep
Are you a support worker who knows an experienced foster or kinship caregiver who you think would be great in providing support to other caregivers and their families, when dealing with the turmoil caused by an allegation? We would love to hear from you. Click below to start the process of referring a CAST Rep.
CAST Rep Resources
Access to resources and documentation relevant to AFKA CAST Reps, conveniently located all in one place. This page is password protected.