Category: Foster Care

Unlocking the Voice of the Caregivers
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Unlocking the Voice of the Caregivers

In the realm of disability, the voice of the caregiver can sometimes go unheard.  Add in the complexities of being a kinship or foster carer where authority for decision making passes through the Chief Executive, or The Office of the Public Guardian and if can feel very disempowering.   Every day the carer of a child...

Overcoming Barriers for Keeping Kids Kinnected
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Overcoming Barriers for Keeping Kids Kinnected

Family connections are crucial for children or young people who can’t live with their parents, providing a sense of belonging and stability. Living away from parents can be traumatic, especially when transitioning between caregivers. This disruption can lead to overwhelm, emotional distress, anxiety, and fear. Approaching these transitions with sensitivity and providing appropriate support is...

Empowering Voices: A Journey of Speech Therapy and Holistic Support for Children in Kinship Care
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Empowering Voices: A Journey of Speech Therapy and Holistic Support for Children in Kinship Care

For children, speech therapy plays a crucial role in building the foundational skills needed for effective communication. These skills encompass articulation, language comprehension, and social communication—cornerstones that shape a child’s ability to express themselves and connect with the world. Early intervention is key, as addressing speech and language difficulties during formative years can significantly impact...

Kids in Care and Crisis Receive Community Support
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Kids in Care and Crisis Receive Community Support

From humble beginnings over 5 years ago for a small sewing group, packing care kits to a registered charity with over 2000 volunteers now shipping boxes of backpacks full of essential items for kids across Queensland, Care Kits for Kids has created a legacy that even the founder Ann George could not have imagined. It...

Representation at QFKC Conference
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Representation at QFKC Conference

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...

Becoming a Kinship Carer Means Support and Flexibility with KICS KFC
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Becoming a Kinship Carer Means Support and Flexibility with KICS KFC

As Kinship Care is a rapidly growing area within the social sector, the need for Carers has increased. In 2020 Kummara and Infinity Community Solutions (KICS) were granted funding for the KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service (KICS KFC) with a child and young person centred, whole of family focused out of home care service...

Interview with Kinship Care – March 2022
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Interview with Kinship Care – March 2022

Grandmother shares her experiences working with KICS KFC   KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service (KFCS) is a partnership between Kummara Limited and Infinity Community Solutions LTD.  KICS KFCS receives funding for children and young people (0 to 18 years) who require a statutory out of home care placement with primary/short break Kinship and Foster...

Reassurance for Kinship Carer with Support from KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service
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Reassurance for Kinship Carer with Support from KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service

Kummara and Infinity Community Solutions (KICS) Kinship and Foster Care Service is a family base care support program that was founded in October 2017.  In 2020 the successful partnership received funding for the KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service (KICS KFCS) with a child and young person centred, whole of family focused out of home...