Covid-19 Resources

Managing your Symptoms

If you’re unsure what kind of care you may need, here is a COVID care self-checker you can use: COVID Self Checker.

COVID - 19 Carer Survey Results

 Queensland Foster and Kinship Care undertook a quick survey to gather information relating to carer household experiences during the unprecendented times that have come with COVID-19.

The COVID-19 crisis has brought with it unchartered territory in the Child Protection System and QFKC wanted to know what has been difficult and what has actually worked well for the carer community.

Click Here to Download the Survey Results


Telehealth for Foster Carers

Telehealth is a convenient and effective way of providing therapy, education and case management services to clients who may not be able to attend office based appointments in person. Telehealth services can include telesessions (live video), phone calls, text reminders and resource sharing. Telehealth services can be accessed from anywhere using a computer, laptop, smartphone, iPad or tablet and an internet connection.

Click here to view the fact sheet


Resources for Children

Below are some great resources for children to use during this period of time. Please click on the links below to access them:

Covibook for Children

Headspace Covid-19 Mindfullness

Managing Self-Isolation with Children

Decision Making Framework

Child Safety is a critical frontline service and elements of service delivery to children, young people, parents, families and carers must continue in the context of COVID-19.

Service delivery will recognise the importance of everyone’s health, be consistent with expert health guidance, and uphold, as much as is possible, the rights held by children, young people, parents, families and carers.

The principles of the Strengthening Families Protecting Children Framework for Practice assist us at this challenging time:

Click here to download the Decision Making Framework Fact Sheet

Resource for people with disabilities to make a plan for COVID-19
Business Continuity Planning in Residential Services

This guide is to assist residential care services in the development of plans around service delivery during the ongoing pandemic, in recognition that children and young people in residential care are a highly vulnerable cohort, and may exhibit behaviours which put them at greater risk of infection. Being prepared is one of the best ways to lessen the impact of an infectious disease outbreak like COVID-19.

Click here to download this guide

Talking to children and young people about COVID-19

Red Cross Australia has assembled a helpful guide to help you speak to children and young people about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Like adults, children are navigating something they have never experienced before. Finding the right way to talk to them about COVID-19 can help protect children and reduce their fear.

Children have a right to know what is going on, but as adults we have a responsibility to protect them from distress. There are ways to talk to children that will help limit their fears and address their concerns, including:

  • Use age appropriate language.
  • Show you are listening and their concerns are important to you.
  • Explain you haven’t been through anything like this either but you know the world will keep spinning and the sun will come up each day.
  • Remind them you are there to look after them

Access the guide here at the Red Cross website.

COVID-19 Assessment Advice

COVID-19 is presenting Child Safety, Foster and Kinship Care agencies and external assessors with a new range of complexities when needing to complete carer assessments. These FAQ’s aim to assist in these challenging times.

Click here to download the fact sheet

Stay at Home Toolkit for Foster and Kinship Carers

This toolkit has been put together as a resource to help carers of children and young people in foster care when children in your care are home for long periods of time, such as during times of restricted movement and physical distancing.

Click here to download the toolkit

Coping Calendar

Coping Calendar