The Queensland Government is calling all budding young Queensland artists aged 13–25 to enter the Queensland Youth Week artwork competition.Read more...

The information, comments and recommendations contained in this submission comes from the Management Committee of QFKC, QFKC Foster and Kinship Care staff and volunteer Foster Carer Advocacy and Support Team herein referred to as FAST Representatives, all of whom provide both fostering and practice based experience totalling more than 475 years combined.Read more...

It is with pleasure to share amendments to the High Support Needs Allowance (296) and the Complex Support Needs Allowance (612) policies and procedures that extends the review period for the allowance from 6 months to 12 months.Read more...

Foster and kinship carers looking after some of the Queensland’s most vulnerable children will have their allowance extended for children who turn 18 while still at school.Read more...

The Fourth Action Plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (2009-2020) has been launched by the Government today following endorsement by state and territory Community Services Ministers across Australia.Read more...

The Australian Government’s new Child Care Subsidy commences on 2 July 2018. The Child Care Subsidy replaces the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.  As part of the changes an Additional Child Care Subsidy has also been introduced to support vulnerable families.Read more...

In 2017, Housing and Public Works announced an initiative with Department of Child Safety, that would be rolled out across Queensland for Foster and Kinship Carers, that would see carers who owned their own home have smoke alarms installed in their home that met the newly introduced smoke alarm legislation that was introduced in January 2017.Read more...

The Stronger Families website (www.qld.gov.au/strongerfamilies) has now gone live. The website was created by our Corporate Communication and Engagement team and will provide a central point for news and information relating to the Stronger Families Reform Program.Read more...

The Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.Read more...

Centrelink has released a report which provides information on automatic exemptions for principal carers and main supporter parents and non-principal carer emergency and respite foster carers with special family circumstances.Read more...