Churches of Christ Care Child, Youth and Family Services
Churches of Christ in Queensland
Churches of Christ Care's Child, Youth and Family Services provide foster and kinship care, intensive foster care, and residential and supported independent living services to approximately 2,800 children and young people under child protection orders each year. A further 480 children and families are supported through our Assessment and Intervention Services.
The organisation is supported by over 800 dedicated and compassionate foster and kinship carers who work closely with staff to provide a vital safety net to children and young people who have often come from backgrounds of abuse and neglect.
Service locations include in Mt Isa, Townsville, Bowen, Mackay, Bundaberg, Maryborough Fraser Coast, Caboolture, Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and the Gold Coast.
Churches of Christ Care’s child, youth and family services have been through rigorous processes in foster care and residential care, to be licensed by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and to comply with standards set down by the Child Protection Act 1999.
This includes the requirement for anyone who interacts with children to have a Blue Card issued through the Queensland Government Public Safety Business Agency. Churches of Christ Care works closely with the Department to recruit, screen and train foster carers. Carers are continually monitored and must be re-approved by the Department every three years.