Foster & Kinship Care
Let's do better together; become a Foster Carer today!
Kyabra supports Foster and Kinship care for children and young people who are unable to live with their birth parents.
This involves the recruitment, training and provision of ongoing support to carer families, to provide care to these children.
What you need to be a great Foster Carer
There is no perfect person to be a foster carer. It's about having a desire to make a difference in a young person's life. There are some key qualities to suit the foster care journey. You will need:
- To enjoy having children and young people in your life;
- To be compassionate and understanding towards situations;
- To have a commitment to children and seeing them grow into great people;
- To have an understanding around cultural sensitivities (we can help with this);
- To be consistent and confident in your decisions;
- To help children maintain connection with their families.
What you can expect from Kyabra
We believe that support for families who foster is really important. Kyabra works with you so that you will feel empowered with the tools necessary to give the very bestcare for the children and young people placed with you.
Our foster carers have access to:
- 24 hour phone support;
- Regular contact with Kyabra staff, offering support and other information;
- Quality advanced training opportunities;
- Access to Community events, support groups and social activities.
We understand that caring for a child or young person has a financial impact on you and your family. In Queensland, the Department of Communities Child Safety provides a fostering allowance paid fortnightly to support the cost of caring for the children and young people placed with you. Some Foster Carers are also eligible for Centrelink benefits.
Register today for our upcoming Foster Care Information Sessions.
Ever thought about becoming a Foster Carer in your community? Are you aware of the different types of foster care - for example, emergency care, short term care and general care. This session with provide you with further details including:
- How and why children come into foster care;
- The role of the foster carer;
- Training and assessment steps for becoming a foster carer.
The session will be presented by staff from Kyabra. It will be an information presentation and you will have opportunities to ask questions. It is encouraged that all of your family members attend the information session to learn more about fostering.
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Carer in your community, please contact us on 3373 9499.
Funded by Queensland Government
Department of Communities - Child Safety Services