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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grpefx4tIS0
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxdENkpyOHk
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB5sJHvBrr0
Think Your Way
“Year in, year out, more and more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are thinking big about their future and what they can do for themselves, their family, their community and country.
See their stories. Come be inspired to Think your Way!”
Video Life Diaries
Life Diaries have played a critical part in the out-of-home care system for many years but carrying bulky photo albums around may prove problematic for many young people. A Video Life Diary is a collection of favourite print and digital photos combined with text and music to produce a stunning video. Video Life Diaries offer a contemporary solution for everyone wishing to preserve moments in their life histories. Caroline Elder, owner operator of Video Life Diaries has 18 years experience working in the child protection field and understands the importance of life diaries for children and young people in out-of-home care. Caroline left the Department at the end of 2011 and started her company Video Life Diaries early this year.
To see more on the Video Life Diaries, please click on the link below
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:
The following community agencies provide shared family care services:
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