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


2019 Carer Forum Feedback

Between the 4th of June to the 16th of October QFKC ran nine carer forums which took place across all five regions. We have collated the feedback which is provided in the below attachment:

Click here to download the feedback report

2018 Carer Survey Report

During the second half of 2018, Foster and Kinship Carers in Qld were invited to participate in the 2018 Carer Survey faciliated by Foster Care Qld.

760 Carers completed this suvey and the survey results are detailed in the attachments below:

Click here to download the Executive Summary Report

Click here to download the Central Region Report

Click here to download the Moreton Region Report

Click here to download the Northern Region Report

Click here to download the South East Region Report

Click here to download the South West Region Report

2016 Carer Survey Report

From June - December 2016, Foster and Kinship Carers were invited to provide their feedback through the Foster Care Qld Carer Survey.  

The responses provided by carers in this survey greatly assist us to identify strengths and areas of concern that will contribute towards the development of initiatives that can assist now and in the future. The responses also assist us to work with the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs and Foster and Kinship Care agencies to improve systems and practice in all areas as we continue to strive for excellence in an ever increasingly difficult environment. 

Click here to download the 2016 Report


Financial Survey Report

The Crime and Misconduct Commission made 110 recommendations as part of their extensive review into the Child Protection system in 2003, two of these recommendations related to reimbursement to carers for the cost of care as follows:

Recommendation 7.32

That Foster carers receive appropriate remuneration to cover the actual costs of caring for a child, as well as receiving additional payments to attend training as required and pay the associated costs of child care and transport for such training

Recommendation 7.34

That the allocation of any additional payments (eg child-related expenses, high support needs allowance) be on a needs basis, rather than on regional resource allocations....

Download the Financial Survey Report Here