Foster and Kinship Care

Foster Information Kit
Queensland Foster and Kinship Care
PeakCare Queensland
HDAA Serviced
Registered Charity

Introducing You Be You

Anglicare has been supporting foster & kinship carers for over 25 years across Queensland and to further our ability to support both foster children and carers, we launched You Be You in 2019. The vision of You Be You is to empower every person, no matter your background or lifestyle, with the opportunity to be a foster or kinship carer. You could be single, married, LGBTI, with or without kids … You Be You! If you can provide a caring and loving home for a child in their time of need, we want to speak with you.

Visit the You Be You website

The journey to becoming a foster carer

The journey to becoming a foster or kinship carer involves a lot of learning, speaking with family and friends, and decision making. Even though fostering isn’t for everyone, we’re here to help you ease your way into this journey. Understanding each of the steps is a great start and we have simplified the process into seven basic steps below that every carer will go through before being approved. Note: This seven step graphic is not the official process and is provided only to give an overview indication.

1. Register your interest

Contact Anglicare to register your interest in fostering and receive more information about being a foster carer.

2. Attend an information session

Meet our team and discuss any questions you have about being a foster carer.

2. Attend an information session

Meet our team and discuss any questions you have about being a foster carer.

3. Pass a safety check

We will complete a safety check of your home and some background checks to ensure you can provide a safe and secure environment for a child.

4. Complete carer training

Foster Care training will help you to understand the role of the foster carer and provide you with the skills you need to be a great carer.

6. Become a foster carer

Congratulations! You are now a foster carer. We will work with you to match you with a child in need.

Foster care Information Kit

The journey to becoming a foster carer is exciting and rewarding as you learn what’s involved in helping make a significant difference to a child’s life. We’re here to help you along the journey. If you have just started researching, our free Information Kit available for download includes a number of commonly asked questions, stories from our current foster carers and introduces some of the regulatory requirements involved in foster and kinship care.

Download the Information Kit here

Apply to become a foster & kinship carer

If you are ready to take the next step and speak with one of our intake workers about becoming a foster or kinship carer, you can

Submit an expression of interest here

Information Sessions

Anglicare is committed to providing a safe and happy environment for children in need and is constantly looking for new foster and kinship carers. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about fostering a child, our regular Information Sessions are a great way to learn from our experienced intake workers about the journey to becoming a foster parent and give you the opportunity to ask any questions. Information Sessions in your area.

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Cultural Connections

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first Australians and recognise their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land. We are committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are in our out-of-home care are connected to their family, kin, community and culture.

Our cultural support workers play a vital role in assisting non-Indigenous foster carers and staff better understand the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and support them towards the best outcomes that considers family, spiritual, community and individual needs.

Learn more about our Cultural Support Workers here

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