Become a carer

Central Queensland Indigenous Development

Foster & Kinship Care

The process of becoming a carer

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

This service is available in:

  • Rockhampton

The process of becoming a carer

We will help you through the application process.

Our experience and knowledge will make the process easier.

We will do everything we can to support your successful application.

 

The Process of becoming a kinship carer

Care for children who are part of your own family group or have a significant relationship with the child.

  • 1 Tell the Child Safety Office your wishes
  • 2 Referral to CQID
  • 3 Introductory meeting
  • 4 Complete application
  • 5 Assessment interviews in your home
  • 6 Household safety check
  • 7 Blue Card and Police checks for all adults in the home
  • 8 Carer health and wellbeing check
  • 9 Departmental approval
  • 10 You’re now a kinship carer

Begin the process - Contact CQID

The Process of becoming a Murri foster carer

Care for kids who can’t be with their family.

  • 1 Contact CQID
  • 2 Introductory meeting
  • 3 Complete intake form and expression of interest form
  • 4 Complete application
  • 5 Blue Card and Police checks for all adults in the home
  • 6 Household safety check
  • 7 Carer health and wellbeing check
  • 8 Pre-service training
  • 9 Lodge application
  • 10 Dept child safety approval
  • 11 You’re now a foster carer

Begin the process - Contact CQID

External resources

Foster and Kinship Care Resources and publication
csyw.qld.gov.au/child-family/foster-kinship-care/resources-publications

Carer training
csyw.qld.gov.au/child-family/foster-kinship-care/carer-training

Rights and responsibilities
csyw.qld.gov.au/child-family/foster-kinship-care/rights-responsibilities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders information
csyw.qld.gov.au/child-family/foster-kinship-care/aboriginal-torres-strait-islanders

Regulation of Care
csyw.qld.gov.au/child-family/foster-kinship-care/regulation-care

Foster and Kinship Care Contacts
csyw.qld.gov.au/child-family/foster-kinship-care/contacts

Foster Care Queensland
fcq.com.au

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
qcat.qld.gov.au

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