Children and Young People
Every child has a right to be safe and supported to reach their potential.
At Life Without Barriers we help families to provide safe and supportive homes for their children and young people. We help families to stay together and grow stronger through our Family Support Services.
Where a child or young person cannot live at home, we deliver out-of-home options such as foster or residential care to encourage positive outcomes for children, young people and their families, with an emphasis on building safe, stable and nurturing relationships.
Take the NEXT STEP 24/7 - After Care Service
Young Queenslanders who have left care can now access support and advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling or texting 1800 639 878.
www.nextstepaftercare.com.au is also a key element of the Next Step After Care services now being delivered by us in partnership with CREATE Foundation, Uniting Care Community, YETI, South Burnett CTC and IFYS, with funding from the Queensland Government.
The service provides young people between the ages of 15 and 21 who have been in foster care or other out of home care arrangements, with support to build independent lives.
Next Step services helps young people who have left care with quick access to practical advice and support with things like:
- managing money and entitlements
- housing and accommodation
- training, jobs and preparing a resume
- keeping safe, strong and healthy
- relationships, including friends and family
- legal advice.
Stories From The People We Support