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 child and/or children?

 

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

Kadie Aaskov

Kadie Aaskov | CQID

My Mob

Darumbal | Rockhampton Region

What I do

Foster & Kinship Care Manager
Rockhampton

Kaitlin Moss

Kaitlin Moss | CQID

My Mob

Wulli Wulli

What I do

Team Leader
Rockhampton

Martika Henaway

Martika Henaway | CQID

My Mob

Djidibalngan / Meriam Le / Birragubba

What I do

Placement Support Officer
Rockhampton

Naomi Broome

Naomi Broome | CQID

My Mob

Jagalingou / Kairi

What I do

Placement Support Officer
Rockhampton

Pania Tane

Pania Tane | CQID

My Mob

Gooreng Gooreng / Wakka Wakka, Eidsvold

What I do

Placement Support Officer
Rockhampton

Whitney Tull

Whitney Tull | CQID

My Mob

Iman

What I do

Placement Support Officer
Rockhampton

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