What is Foster and Kinship Care?
Foster and kinship care is providing a safe, secure and supportive home for children and young people who are unable to live with their birth parent/s.
- Foster carers are people in the community
- Kinship carers are members of a child’s family or community who assume the responsibility of caring for the child
Within our foster and kinship care program, we support hundreds of carers across south-east Queensland. Our carers provide safe and loving home environments for some of the most vulnerable children in the state, covering everything from emergency care and respite care to long-term care.
“I’m inspired by the warmth, care and generosity that people in foster care demonstrate,” says Hux Horua, a member of Mercy Community’s Foster and Kinship Care Leadership Team.