What We Do

Foster Care Queensland’s fundamental purpose is motivated by the desire to protect and care for children and young people who have already experienced harm or have been at risk of experiencing significant harm. Our organisational vision being ‘Leave no child in foster care behind’.

As a child protection charity we promote the prevention of behaviour that is harmful or abusive to children or young people when in the care of foster and kinship carers. We recognise that children and young people not living with birth parents are one of the most vulnerable groups in the community.

These objectives are achieved by:

Equipping, empowering and supporting Foster and Kinship carers responsible for children and young people’s safety and wellbeing with the knowledge, skills and support to reduce the risk of harmful behaviours by assisting them with:

  • training, information, advice and guidance to Carers and children & young people in their care;
  • assistance to Carers to deal with the Child Safety Services, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and other Government & non-government agencies in relation to administrative and legal processes associated with the children & young people in their care;
  • advice, support and advocacy to Carers to assist them in undertaking their role in a supportive, safe manner ensuring the children or young person in their care is raised in a risk free, secure  environment whilst role modelling to build positive adult relationships;
  • understanding, identifying and recognising risks to the children & young people in their care and responding appropriately to inappropriate or harmful behaviour;
  • providing trained and experienced volunteers and staff that work collaboratively to achieve quality foster care for children & young people.

Safeguarding and promoting the rights of Foster and Kinship Carers and the children or young people in their care. 

Assisting and encouraging non-government child protection service providers and practitioners, government departments and agencies develop and maintain high standards of services directed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children, young people in care and the support of their foster families.

Facilitating and undertaking research, development and training in policy and practice relating to the safety and well-being of children and young people in care and the support of their foster families.

Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with all stakeholders supporting foster and kinship carers and the children and young people in their care.