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Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018

Across Life Without Barriers, Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018 celebrations are held to thank the wonderful and dedicated foster, kinship and relative carers who work tirelessly to keep children safe and help them fulfill their dreams. The Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018 dates are:  

QLD       22nd-28th April

WA        TBA March


VIC       9th-15th September

TAS      9th-15th September

ACT      9th-15th September

SA        9th-15th September

NSW     9th-15th September

2018 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference "Make is Happen, Make it Matter!”

Foster Care Queensland the peak organisation for foster and kinship care in Queensland – invites you to participate in the 2018 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference.

This conference represents all State and Territory Foster and Kinship Carers throughout Australia which combined, totals more than 25,000 families caring for approximately 47,000 children in the care of all States and Territories.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together like minded people including carers, government and non-government staff and others interested to share their experiences, participate in professional development, network and have fun.

When: Friday 7th - Sunday 9th September, 2018

Where: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast Australia

More Information: 2018 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference website

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Foster Care: It's Life Changing

Children in care may be frightened and are always vulnerable. They need compassionate and resilient adults in their lives to show them that they are important and valuable. Children in care are supported by a Care Team. Foster carers work in partnership with caseworkers, specialised support staff and the child or young person and where possible, the child’s family. 

We acknowledge the importance of preserving and enhancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s sense of identity by maintaining their connections with family, community and culture.

Could you foster?

 Foster Carers:

  • Can be from any cultural background
  • Must be over 18, with relevant life experience
  • Can be single; defacto, married or same sex couples; with or without children
  • Should be keen to continue learning and developing their skills
  • Should  have a regular source of income to meet their own family’s needs
  • Have a spare room in their home or apartment – can be renters or owners
  • Should be ready to welcome a child into their family
  • Are able to focus on meeting the needs of children in their care including their educational and health needs as well as other activities such as sport or music
  • Should have a willingness to support the child to develop a sense of identity which includes the child’s culture, language and religion, where appropriate.
  • Have a commitment to work with a child’s family and a team of professional stakeholders for better outcomes

If you would like more information, please call 1300 592 227 or email us at

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