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Become a carer

Central Queensland Indigenous Development

Foster & Kinship Care

Become a Murri foster carer and keep our mob united. Finding homes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in their community.

This service is available in:

  • Rockhampton

Why become a carer

Our goal is to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children can grow up safely in their own cultural community.

Foster and Kinship Carers provide stability and care to children who can’t live at home, while a process is implemented to safely reunify the child and parents.

The period of care may be short, long or if reunification isn’t possible, permanent.

Could you provide a secure home for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander kid?

 

Foster & Kinship Care | CQID

The rewards of caring

Carers say rewards include:

  • Ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids have a home and upbringing that will set them up for a good life
  • Satisfaction of keeping Indigenous culture strong
  • Strengthening their own family by opening their home and lives
  • The joy of helping children improve and grow
  • Being part of reunifying a family that need help

Financial Compensation

  • Financial support is available to meet the costs of caring for a child.
  • A fortnightly allowance is paid by the Queensland Government to help meet the day-to-day costs of caring.
  • The size of the allowance depends on the age and needs of the child
  • Carers may also be eligible for Family Tax Benefit.
  • All children have their own Health Card.

Meet our Foster & Kinship Care team

Bywa Crane

Bywa Crane | CQID

My Mob

Laugau Yurra of the Samu, Dhangal and Koedhal tribes/ Iman Woman

What I do

Placement Support Officer
Rockhampton

Candice Field

Candice Field | CQID

My Mob

Gundungurra (Koori) | Blue Mountains, NSW

What I do

Child Safety Specialist
Rockhampton

Daniel Yasso

Daniel Yasso | CQID

My Mob

I am a Aboriginal (Iman) and South Sea Islander (Vanuatu) man

What I do

Chief Programs Executive Officer
Rockhampton

Darren Solomons

Darren Solomons | CQID

What I do

Executive Officer - Children's Wellbeing
Rockhampton

Deidre Tull

Deidre Tull | CQID

My Mob

Jiman

What I do

Placement Support Officer
Rockhampton

Kaitlin Moss

Kaitlin Moss | CQID

My Mob

Wulli Wulli

What I do

Team Leader Foster and Kinship Care
Rockhampton

Letitia Smith

Letitia Smith | CQID

My Mob

Goreng Goreng/Bundjalung

What I do

Placement Support Officer
Rockhampton

Martika Henaway

Martika Henaway | CQID

My Mob

Djidibalngan / Meriam Le / Birragubba

What I do

Placement Support Officer
Rockhampton

Michelle Leggett

Michelle Leggett | CQID

What I do

Manager - Foster and Kinship Care
Rockhampton

Tekoa Vea Vea Priestley

Tekoa Vea Vea Priestley | CQID

My Mob

Kalkadoon / Mandandanji

What I do

Placement Support Officer
Rockhampton

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