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Little things

There are more than 11,000 children in Queensland in need of care. For these young people, even the smallest, simplest things can have a big impact. Things like learning to ride a bike, baking a cake and helping them with homework are all big things to them. You just have to be you to change the life of a child in care

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We are Anglicare Southern Queensland

Anglicare Southern Queensland provides a range of social and community services, including counselling, family and wellbeing support, homelessness and housing services and youth support

“Our need is for general carers who are able to care for sibling groups, of two or three children under the age of 12, in a long-term capacity and to support reunification, or to provide short-term breaks for our kinship carers," (Dustin Baker, Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Children, Youth & Families Service Manager in Caboolture)

Caboolture Anglicare on drive for more foster carers

“Despite the number of foster and kinship carers in Queensland increasing over recent years, the number of children in need of care still outweighs the number of carers…There are currently more than 11,000 children living with foster or kinship carers across the state and more carers are urgently needed in the Moreton Bay region,” writes Philippe Coquerand

Justice & Advocacy

Give the gift of hope this Christmas

The impact of the cost-of-living crisis is increasing and taking its toll on our most vulnerable community members — children. This Christmas, Anglicare Southern Queensland is calling on the community to help children in out-of-home care to have the Christmas, and the future, they deserve


Catching up with Foster Care Practitioners about Child Protection Week

Child Protection Week is about raising community awareness of how we can all keep children and young people safe. Anglicare Foster Care Practitioners Maureen, Elise, Liesa and Julie share why this week is so important and the role foster care plays in the protection of children and young people