Core Values and Beliefs of FCQ

These core values and beliefs underpin and guide the activities of the association:

  • Children in foster care should receive high quality care free from abuse and neglect.
  • Foster carers have the right to feel valued, supported, safe and confident in providing for the children in their care.
  • Foster carers require support and advocacy because of the nature of their role and the demands placed upon them in providing high quality foster and care.
  • The provision of care should be non-discriminatory in regard to children, families, political beliefs, race or religion.
  • All Foster and Kinship Carers have the right to support and advocacy services regardless of whether they are members of not.

FCQ has a strong commitment to the statement of standards, confidentiality, appropriate family connections, research into relevant foster and kinship care issues, appropriate processes for helping to address the over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, recognition of the needs of children and young people with disabilities and issues of remoteness in meeting the needs of children and young people.

In addition, FCQ has FAST representatives trained under the Foster Care Advocacy and Support Team (FAST) who can provide information, support and assistance with any problems carers may be experiencing.