Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women


Acknowledgment is extended to the following for their knowledge, expertise and support in the development of the Quality care: Foster care training package.

  • Foster Care Queensland (FCQ)
  • PeakCare Queensland
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak
  • CREATE Foundation
  • Non-government organisation representatives
  • Departmental staff.

Other individuals and organisations who participated in consultations and contributed to the development of the package:

  • Foster carers
  • Life without Barriers
  • Anne Butcher, a PHD student with the department at the time of development.

The Department acknowledges the following helpful materials in shaping the training package:

  • Life without barriers - self assessment materials
  • Caring for children and young people (National Extension College UK)
  • CARE pre-accreditation training, Berry Street, Victoria
  • Shared stories, shared lives, Association of Children's Welfare Agencies NSW
  • Ready, set, fly! A parent's guide to teaching life skills 2001, Casey Family Programs
  • Seen but not heard. children who live with domestic or family violence, Communities caring for kids coalition, Ipswich and Western Zone
  • Protective behaviours series, Family Planning Queensland
  • Real kids, real carers resource, Association of Children's Welfare Agencies
  • Attachment, advance training module, Professor Clare Tilbury and Dr Jenny Osmond, Griffith University
  • Foster Parent College online training
  • Loss and grief for children in care, advance training module, Associate Professor Judith Murray and Liz Crowe.
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