Foster and Kinship Carer Week, held from 9 to 15 March, is a celebration of the dedication and commitment of Queensland's foster and kinship carers who provide children and young people with a safe, loving and stable home.
There are currently more than 4700 carer families in Queensland who find room in their hearts and homes for more than 7400 children and young people in care.
The week offers an opportunity to highlight the selfless work by foster and kinship carers, thank them for their efforts and raise the profile of foster and kinship caring in the community.
The week is coordinated by the Foster and Kinship Carer Week Committee comprising representatives from the child protection sector and chaired by PeakCare Queensland. The committee is responsible for planning and delivering activities to raise awareness of the week and promote the role of foster carers in our community.
Queenslanders are being asked to show their support for foster and kinship carers by signing an open letter of appreciation on the dedicated Foster and Kinship Carer Week website. Join other high-profile personalities and organisations who have added their messages of support to show how much they value the role of foster and kinship carers.
A range of grant-funded regional events will be held throughout Queensland during the week to celebrate the positive work of our foster and kinship carers.
For more information about Foster and Kinship Carer Week, please contact Gary Roberts from PeakCare Queensland on email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 3368 1050.