Foster and Kinship Carer Week, held from 1 to 7 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.
This year, Foster Care Queensland is responsible for planning and delivering activities to raise awareness of the week and promote the role of foster carers in our community.
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 phone Foster Care Queensland on phone (07) 3256 6166.