Additional information

Well done on taking the first step.

Thank you again for your interest in becoming a foster or kinship carer with Churches of Christ. Your involvement can bring about positive change in the lives of vulnerable children in our community, and we're grateful to have you here. On this page you will find extra information about what will be required to complete your assessment and application. This process ensures that you and your home are ready to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. You are not alone in navigating this, we are here to support you through every step of the journey.

Blue card

All Queensland foster care applicants and persons over the age of 18 living with foster children must have a valid blue card for child protection.
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Pool safety

If you own a pool, it’s important to ensure that it meets the necessary Pool Safety Standards to ensure the safety of those using it. These standards help prevent accidents and promote a secure swimming environment.
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Home safety

A comprehensive resource to help you minimise potential risks in your home, providing valuable tips and strategies to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of your loved ones.
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What happens next?

Now that you’ve made your enquiry and have access to some supporting documents, here’s more about what you can expect throughout the process.

1. Initial call with our friendly team

Our team is here to assist you during the call and answer any questions that may have come up during your research. Feel free to ask us anything!

2. Home visit

Once you’ve decided you’d like to move forward, we will conduct a home visit. This allows us meet you in person, gather more information, talk about the safety of your home, and gives you another chance to ask any additional questions you or your family may have.

3. Training sessions

You will participate in four training modules, which can be done in a group setting or on a one-on-one basis if necessary. This is a mix of theory and practical training which will give you essential knowledge and skills for the journey ahead.   

4. Assessment & approval

We conduct a thorough final, screening and interview process which includes:
  • Application for approval 
  • Blue card application 
  • Household safety study 
  • Health and wellbeing questionnaire   
  • Reference checks 
Once this assessment is completed, it will be submitted to the Department of Child Safety for their approval.

5. Outcome received

If approved, you’re assigned a dedicated Case Worker to provide you with ongoing support and mentoring in your new role as a foster carer. Together, we’ll work with the Department of Child Safety to develop a Foster Carer Agreement outlining the support you will receive, ongoing training requirements and types of placements you will consider.

How to contact us 

If you need to reach our team directly, you can do so by calling 1800 222 273.

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Want to explore more about foster care?

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