Become a carer

Central Queensland Indigenous Development

Foster & Kinship Care

CQID is central Queensland’s leading organisation committed to positive social change for Indigenous Australians.

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 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

Candice Field

Candice Field | CQID

My Mob

Gundungurra (Koori) | Blue Mountains, NSW

What I do

Manager Foster and Kinship Care
Rockhampton

Deidre Tull

Deidre Tull | CQID

My Mob

Jiman

What I do

Placement Support Officer Foster and Kinship Care
Rockhampton

Kaitlin Moss

Kaitlin Moss | CQID

My Mob

Wulli Wulli

What I do

Support Officer Foster and Kinship Care
Rockhampton

Martika Henaway

Martika Henaway | CQID

My Mob

Djidibalngan / Meriam Le / Birragubba

What I do

Placement Support Officer Foster and Kinship Care
Rockhampton

Tekoa Vea Vea Priestley

Tekoa Vea Vea Priestley | CQID

My Mob

Kalkadoon / Mandandanji

What I do

Placement Support Officer, Foster and Kinship Care

Yvonne Doyle

Yvonne Doyle | CQID

My Mob

Kalkadoon / Pitta Pitta / Meriam Le

What I do

Community Engagement Coordinator Foster and Kinship Care
Rockhampton

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