The QFKC is the peak body for all Foster and Kinship Carers in Queensland, representing more than 6000 carers throughout the state. Each year QFKC holds a conference, bringing together like-minded people including carers, government, and non-government staff to participate in professional development, network, and collaborate in a relaxed atmosphere.
This year Kummara Limited and Infinity Community Solutions Ltd. will have representation of two key staff members at the conference to be held in Cairns at the end of April. We are proud to announce Cameron Eastment (KICS Support Worker) and Adrienne Farrell (ICS NDIS Support Coordinator) will be guest speakers at the conference.
Adrienne will be advocating for children’s needs within the NDIS and she will walk you through some key points in understanding the NDIS and how you can become the best advocate for any child or young person you are caring for with a disability.
Cameron will be presenting on the KICS model of practice for our Kinship and Foster carers. The model is a collaborative effort with Torres Strait Islander communities within our foster care and kinship services, incorporating the five core elements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles through their lens.
Attending the conference will give our staff an opportunity to network with others within the industry, speak with others on real-world issues affecting the Foster and Kinship Carer sector, and give others attending the conference a chance to hear from our staff who are experts in their field and at the coalface of what we do. By sharing their knowledge, skills, and passion our staff hopes to get you thinking about the resources that are available for Kinship and Foster Carers, the children, families, and the sector we serve. In addition, they look forward to hearing about the common challenges, solutions, and opportunities presented by others attending the conference.
The QFKC Conference will be held in Cairns from the 28th – 30th April 2023. You can register for the conference online.