Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018

1 August 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 fulfil their dreams.

The Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018 dates are:  

  • QLD      22nd-28th April

  • WA       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 it 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. We are proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this fantastic event.

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

  • Where: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast Australia

Life Without Barriers Foster and Kinship Care Week Events 2018

We held a number of events including family fun days, morning teas, BBQs and award ceremonies to celebrate the week.

Are you interested in learning more about Foster care?

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 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.

If you would like more information, please call 1300 592 227