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Foster and Kinship Care Recruitment


Foster Care Queensland provides support to all Foster and Kinship Carers in Queensland. View the Support for Foster and Kinship Carers video here

All Foster and Kinship Carers receive initial and ongoing training. Have a look at the Training for Foster Carers video to see how it works

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is the lead government agency in Queensland in Child Protection and are responsible for the care and protection of all Queensland children. View the Working Together video to see how Child Safety works together with an extensive care team to recruit, train and support non-government support services in Foster and Kinship Care 



Family and Child Connect ready to help vulnerable families


The first seven Family and Child Connect services are now operating across Queensland. These community-based services will assist vulnerable families to get the help they need by connecting them to the right services at the right time, before Child Safety needs to intervene.

Family and Child Connect is now operating in the following locations:

  • Gold Coast
    21 Tallebudgera Creek Road, West Burleigh
    Service provided by Act for Kids
  • Sunshine Coast (including Gympie)
    33 Dalton Drive, Maroochydore 
    Service provided by Act for Kids
  • Logan
    6 Bindi Street, Logan Central
    Service provided by The Benevolent Society
  • Beenleigh/Bayside
    Unit 2, 59 Alamein Street, Beenleigh
    Service provided by The Benevolent Society
  • Toowoomba (with a satellite service in Roma)
    Toowoomba: 104 South Street, Rangeville
    Roma: Maranoa Regional Council (The Hub), Corner Bungil and Quintin Streets, Roma
    Service provided by Mercy Family Services/Lifeline Darling Downs
  • Townsville
    111 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park
    Service provided by Mercy Family Services/Palm Island Community Company

Services will be rolled out in another 13 locations in two phases from July 2015 and January 2016.

To contact Family and Child Connect, call 13FAMILY or 13 32 64.


Community Foster Care Agency Contacts 

Alongside peak bodies and advocacy groups, community foster care agencies have a key role to play in providing foster care related services throughout Queensland. They provide a range of alternative care services, relating to:

  • foster carer recruitment
  • foster carer training
  • foster carer support
  • placement of children and young people in foster care
  • other child protection support services.

The following community agencies provide shared family care services: