Currently more than 8,000 children and young people are unable to live with their families due to abuse or neglect.
As the number of children and young people who come into care increases, so too does our need for more carers.
Foster and kinship carers are the backbone of our child protection system. They open their hearts and homes to our most vulnerable children and young people.
If you are interested in becoming a foster or kinship carer, please call us now on 1300 550 877 or complete an expression of interest.
Our department works with carers to provide suitable placements for children who are unable to stay at home because their families may not be able to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
We welcome your interest in assisting and supporting Queensland's most vulnerable children and young people.
Becoming a carer is a serious decision for any family. It is a commitment that should not be made without prior discussion and consideration of the changes and challenges that are part of the foster or kinship carer experience.
Becoming a foster or kinship carer is a very important decision that will affect your life and the lives of those around you. Experienced foster and kinship carers recognise the personal rewards that this role brings to them and their families, but also acknowledge the many challenges in caring for the children placed with them.
It takes all types of people from all walks of life to care for children. To become an approved carer you will need to participate in an assessment process and where relevant, complete pre-service training.
A blue card or exemption card is a card issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) and indicates that a person is eligible to work with children and young people in Queensland. By law, all foster and kinship carers and their adult household members are required to hold a blue card or exemption card.
Foster and kinship carers are the backbone of Queensland’s child protection system. They open their hearts and homes to children and young people who are unable to live with their families.