Foster care provider Uniting will have its funding and licence for child protection officially reviewed, as one of its foster mums is behind bars, accused of killing a 20-month-old boy.
The 20-month-old boy was reported dead while staying at a rural property near Dubbo three years ago.
His biological mother signed him over to a foster mum voluntarily. His life was lost soon after, while in that woman's care.
After a long investigation, police moved on Monday night.
On Tuesday, the carer, who has been charged with murder, sobbed, as she was refused bail in court.
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"He was a good boy. I thought he'd be safe, yeah, I thought he'd be safe," his biological mother told 7 News.
The victim and his grieving mother can not be identified.
"I'm still in a bit of shock I suppose... It was a relief, they didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I knew someone would be charged eventually,' his mother said.
The little boy suffered a broken femur, and bruises covered his little body, the court heard.
It's the third tragedy 7 News has uncovered, involving a child dying while being cared for by Uniting. The organisation is still accredited to provide foster care.
Uniting told Seven News it: "extends its deepest sympathy to the family and shares a desire to achieve justice".
The Government has now ordered a review into Uniting. The company receives $33 million in funding to care for 350 foster children.