A Call for More Foster Carers

A $2.6 million statewide recruitment progamme for more foster carers has been launched by the State Government in time for Foster and Kinship Care Week.

foster-a-child-mother-and-childrenChild Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman is encouraging residents of the region to think about opening their hearts and homes to children in need across the state

“When I meet with foster carers right across Queensland they all tell me how rewarding their role is.”

The Minister says the aim is to sign on more than 1,000 new foster carers within the next few weeks.

“We need more people to take on this vital role, and I would encourage everyday Queenslanders to consider whether they could take on this role.”

“Foster and kinship carers change the lives of some of our most vulnerable children and young people, children who can’t live safely at home. They are the backbone of the child protection system, and I cannot thank them enough for the work they do to improve the lives of young Queenslanders each and every day.”

Anyone considering foster care can call Foster Care Queensland on 1300 550 877 or visit www.qld.gov.au/fostercare for more information.