The Australian Government’s new Child Care Subsidy commences on 2 July 2018. The Child Care Subsidy replaces the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.  As part of the changes an Additional Child Care Subsidy has also been introduced to support vulnerable families.Read more...

In 2017, Housing and Public Works announced an initiative with Department of Child Safety, that would be rolled out across Queensland for Foster and Kinship Carers, that would see carers who owned their own home have smoke alarms installed in their home that met the newly introduced smoke alarm legislation that was introduced in January 2017.Read more...

If you have provided a stable kinship care placement in Queensland, would you be willing to participate in a research project about stability in statutory kinship care in the South East area of Queensland?Read more...

Samantha Rittson is a Master of Psychology student from the School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Together with Leith Harding, a PhD student, they are conducting research into the experience of out-of-home-care (foster care) and the outcomes of reunification, long term guardianship and/or adoption.  Read more...

Leith Harding, from the School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), is doing a PhD into the experience of out-of-home-care (foster and kinship care) and the outcomes of reunification, long term guardianship and/or adoption. Read more...

The Queensland Government is committed to building a new child protection and family support system that meets the needs of children and families, now and in the future. For this system to be effective, it requires a rigorous, contemporary legislative framework.Read more...

Foster and kinship carers are the backbone of the child protection system and have an integral role in providing safe and caring homes for children who are unable to live with their own families. In 2017 Foster Care Queensland partnered with the Department of Child Safety to deliver a statewide engagement program with foster and kinship carers.The workshops explored topics identified by carers who shared their experiences and contributed their ideas for strengthening support and cooperation between frontline services, foster and kinship care service providers and carers.Read more...

This initiative provides carers with financial assistance to help meet the cost of early childhood education and care. This new payment is in addition to support payments provided by DCCSDS to meet child related costs and does not place a cap on the level of support that carers can receive to meet the cost of early childhood education and care.   Read more...

For the first time in almost three years, the latest child safety data is showing signs of improvement in Queensland.Read more...

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