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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.

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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!

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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

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: