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Foster care

Every day thousands of Queenslanders confirm their commitment to protecting Queensland's vulnerable children through their role of being a carer.
  • About foster and kinship care

    Foster care and kinship care are forms of family-based care for children and young people who cannot stay at home because they have been harmed, or are at risk of harm.

  • Become a foster or kinship carer

    Recruitment

  • Blue cards and exemption cards for carers

    A blue card or exemption card is a card issued by the Public Safety Business Agency and indicates that a person is eligible to work with children and young people in Queensland.

  • Carer training

    Whether you are an experienced carer or new to the role, everyone can benefit from learning more about being a carer.

  • Children and young people

    It is our responsibility to ensure that children and young people in the child protection system are cared for in a safe and accountable way.

  • Support for carers

    Being a foster or kinship carer is a challenging role with certain stresses and pressures.

  • Foster a child

    Foster a child. Foster a future.

  • Rights and responsibilities

    It is our responsibility to ensure that children and young people in the child protection system are cared for in a safe and accountable way.

  • Case planning for a child in care

    Case planning is the process we use to make sure children and young people in out-of-home care receive the care and support they need, including maintaining a connection with their family.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

    The over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people within the child protection system is a major concern for our department.

  • Regulation of care

    When ongoing intervention with a child or young person and their family involves placing the child or young person away from their parents' care, our department is required to ensure that the child is assured a safe and acceptable standard of care.

  • Contacts

    Contact information regarding Foster and kinship carer support line, Foster Care Programs, Foster carer recruitment line and Central Screening Unit.

  • Resources and publications

    List of foster care resources available on the Child Safety Services website.