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Foster and kinship care

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

    Find out how to become a foster or kinship carer, or information if you are an existing carer.

  • Carer training

    Find out about ongoing training that is provided to existing foster and kinship carers.

  • Children and young people

    If you are a child or young person in care, here’s where you can find helpful information, including guidance for when you transition to independence.

  • 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. Find out what this involves.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

    We are committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people safe within their own families and communities wherever possible. Find out how we do this.

  • 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

    Access contact information for the Foster and Kinship Carer Support Line, community foster care agencies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foster care agencies, and peak bodies and advocacy groups.

  • Resources and publications

    Access publications including fact sheets, brochures, forms, guides, policies and procedures relating to foster and kinship care.

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