Welcome to Partners in Foster Care
Our Foster & Kinship Service and Intensive Fostering Service are funded through the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to recruit, train, assess and support carers.
Interested in Becoming a Carer?
No experience or qualifications necessary. If you have the time, capacity and energy to care for a child, we would love to hear from YOU!
If you are interested in becoming a carer you can contact us on (07) 4169 0587 or alternatively you can complete an Online Enquiry and one of our friendly staff will contact you.
What is Foster Care?
Foster care is a way of providing a secure and safe family life for children who cannot live at home. It is often used to provide temporary care while parents get help sorting out problems; take a break; or to help children or young people through a difficult period in their life. Often children will return home once the problems that caused them to come into foster care have been resolved. Others may stay in long-term foster care and some will move on to live independently. As a Foster Carer you can choose whether you would like to provide emergency, short or long-term care. Whatever you choose to do your commitment will be valued by PIFC and your local community.
What is Kinship Care?
Kinship care is provided by a relative, close friend, or a member of the child or young person’s community.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children, a kinship carer may be an indigenous person who is a member of their community, a compatible community or from the same language group.
What is Intensive Foster Care?
Our Intensive Fostering Service provides support to children and young people in out of home care who have a range of extreme or complex support needs. Children are placed in the home of an approved foster or kinship carer, with intensive support provided to the placement by Partners in Foster Care.