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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

"We’re energetic individuals and we like to do fun things on the weekend. With the children we care for, we’re able to keep up and run around with them. It’s great because we’re big kids ourselves. We want to be able to give them experiences that they might not otherwise be able to have," (Foster carer Emma, pictured with her partner Cameron)

Emma and Cameron's foster care story

Are you curious to know what it’s like to be a foster carer? Emma and Cameron, a young couple from the Gold Coast, share what it’s like to open their doors to young people in need


Local Gympie artist focuses on keeping kids safe

During Foster and Kinship Carer Week, our Gympie Anglicare Children and Families team commissioned a lovely piece of artwork featuring thumbprints of carers and handprints of staff, Child Safety members and some special little people. The artwork was recently completed by Warlpiri artist Jane Nungarrayi Blunden


Gympie 'You Be You' in need of more foster carers

Alisha and Andrew work in the Gympie Anglicare Children and Families team, assisting foster carers every step of the way through ‘You Be You’, Anglicare Southern Queensland’s foster care program. The Gympie Children and Families team works with around 75 foster carers through You Be You, and are on the lookout for more carers


Gold Coast Anglicans respond to Anglicare call for First Nations dolls

“Our group took up the challenge to create specially-made dolls for First Nations children in care…Unlike the usual activity of plain knitting or crocheting with donated materials, this mission required planning and problem solving. Members raided their own collections of cloth, or bought stuffing and appropriately patterned dress material, exchanged patterns and ideas and brought their energy and skills along to meetings to share ideas,” says Roselyn Drake from St Matthew’s Church, Coomera


Making Reconciliation a reality for First Nations children in care

As National Reconciliation Week approaches, with this year’s theme being ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’, Anglicare Cultural Support Officer and Pitta Pitta man Noel Doyle shares how non-Indigenous foster carers can help make Reconciliation a reality for First Nations children who are disproportionately represented in out-of-home care