As the peak network for Foster and Kinship Carers, Queensland Foster and Kinship Care is committed to support and advocacy for all carers in Queensland. It is this support and advocacy that promotes and enhances the lives of not only carer families but also the children and young people in your care. This survey is your opportunity to provide feedback. Read more...

If you are an approved foster or kinship carer providing full-time or respite care, and you own your own dwelling, you may be eligible for a compliant smoke alarm system in your dwelling at no cost.Read more...

Are you a former foster carer considering returning to caring?Read more...

Queensland Foster and Kinship Care and Hub Community Legal are partnering to deliver a number of specific legal services to Foster and Kinship Carers in Queensland.Read more...

The information, comments and recommendations contained in this submission comes from the Management Committee of QFKC, QFKC Foster and Kinship Care staff and volunteer Foster Carer Advocacy and Support Team herein referred to as FAST Representatives, all of whom provide both fostering and practice based experience totalling more than 475 years combined.Read more...

It is with pleasure to share amendments to the High Support Needs Allowance (296) and the Complex Support Needs Allowance (612) policies and procedures that extends the review period for the allowance from 6 months to 12 months.Read more...

Foster and kinship carers looking after some of the Queensland’s most vulnerable children will have their allowance extended for children who turn 18 while still at school.Read more...

The Fourth Action Plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (2009-2020) has been launched by the Government today following endorsement by state and territory Community Services Ministers across Australia.Read more...

The Australian Government’s new Child Care Subsidy commences on 2 July 2018. The Child Care Subsidy replaces the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.  As part of the changes an Additional Child Care Subsidy has also been introduced to support vulnerable families.Read more...

In 2017, Housing and Public Works announced an initiative with Department of Child Safety, that would be rolled out across Queensland for Foster and Kinship Carers, that would see carers who owned their own home have smoke alarms installed in their home that met the newly introduced smoke alarm legislation that was introduced in January 2017.Read more...

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