Outcome of the Partners in Care Forums

Foster and kinship carers are the backbone of the child protection system and have an integral role in providing safe and caring homes for children who are unable to live with their own families. In 2017 Foster Care Queensland partnered with the Department of Child Safety to deliver a statewide engagement program with foster and kinship carers.The workshops explored topics identified by carers who shared their experiences and contributed their ideas for strengthening support and cooperation between frontline services, foster and kinship care service providers and carers.

Partners in Care: Working better with foster and kinship carers (PDF, 425KB) Partners in Care: Working better with foster and kinship carers (DOCX, 34 KB) has been developed in response to carers’ contributions at these workshops. It outlines the Department's immediate actions to strengthen  working relationship with carers and identifies ways for ongoing engagement.

The Department will continue to review the Partners in Care final summary report  (PDF, 2.1 MB)  Partners in Care final summary report (DOCX, 1.4 MB) and develop strategies to address the longer-term issues raised by carers to improve the care system.