Foster Care Sunshine Coast

IFYS Foster Care

We support the needs of children and young people, from birth to 18, who are unable to live at home for a range of reasons. IFYS is committed to ensuring that children and young people in our care are reunited with their families.

As all children and young people are different and have unique needs, so is the kind of care and support that is needed. Our carers come from a range of backgrounds and life experiences and provide emergency, respite, short, medium and long term care, dependent upon their individual commitments and choices.

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Meet Superhero Michael

Michael Coleman did not have a good start in life. It could be said that his experience mirrored that of many of the over 43,000* children living out-of-home care in Australia today. By seven or eight years of age Michael had witnessed domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and his mother's poor mental health - the latter eventually forcing him into the foster care system.

Though only in care for a short period of time it was enough to show Michael that there was another way of living and he could make different choices as he grew up. We therefore tip our hats to Michael's foster parent swhose influence, though short, was obviously profound. Today Michael is apolice officer and he qualifies as another one of our community's superhoeros.

*Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2015

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Are you ready to raise the next Superhero?

Becoming a Foster Carer is easier than you think. Fill out our quick self assessment below to see for yourself.

1. Current situation

Please tell us a little about your current home life and family status;

Do you have a spare bedroom in your home? :

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Are you in a relationship? :

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Are there any other children in the home? :

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Are you in a stable position in your life with no major changes planned in the next 12 months? :

(e.g. Having children / getting married / Renovating or moving house / changing jobs or careers / travelling)

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2. About you

Are you willing to change your lifestyle to meet a child’s needs? :

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Are you willing to work with a child’s family and support them to return home where it is safe and possible?? :

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Are you willing to work as part of a large team? :

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Are you interested in caring for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child or young person? :

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Are you willing to attend training and take on board new learning? :

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Are you eligible for a blue card with no significant criminal history or charges that would prohibit you from applying? :

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Have you enquired to become a Foster Carer previously? :

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3. Contact details

 

Please fill in your contact details and one of our friendly advisors will be in touch.