Welcome to Partners in Foster Care
We are a non-government, not-for-profit agency providing fostering services across the South Burnett region. We Work with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to offer a foster care service to children and young people with a wide range of needs, including those with complex needs.
Our Foster & Kinship Service and Intensive Fostering Service are funded through the Department of Communities (Child Safety) to support, train and assess foster carers. We also undertake recruitment, pre-service training and assessment of people interested in becoming carers and provide standard and advanced training for foster carers. At Partners in Foster Care our objective is to place children in homes that will embrace their culture and assist them in maintaining their social, physical, emotional and spiritual identity.
What is Foster Care?
Foster care is a way of providing a secure and safe family life for children who cannot live at home. It is often used to provide temporary care while parents get help sorting out problems; take a break; or to help children or young people through a difficult period in their life. Often children will return home once the problems that caused them to come into foster care have been resolved. Others may stay in long-term foster care and some will move on to live independently. As a Foster Carer you can choose whether you would like to provide emergency, short or long-term care. Whatever you choose to do your commitment will be valued by PIFC and your local community.
What is Kinship Care?
Kinship care is provided by a relative, close friend, or a member of the child or young person’s community.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children, a kinship carer may be an indigenous person who is a member of their community, a compatible community or from the same language group.
What is Intensive Foster Care?
Our Intensive Fostering Service provides support to children and young people in out of home care who have a range of extreme and/or complex support needs. Children are placed in the home of an approved foster or kinship carer (or provisionally approved carer), with intensive support provided to the placement by PIFC.