Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Information for foster and kinship carers of children with disability

Child Safety works with families, carers, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), mainstream Queensland Government Agencies and service providers to ensure children and young people with disability across all child protection phases have access to disability supports to meet their needs.

NDIS support for children and young people in care

We are responsible for ensuring all eligible children and young people with disability or developmental delay who are in care are able to access the NDIS and receive NDIS support.

This includes for children aged 0-6 with a known or suspected disability or developmental delay, that we support them and their family and carers to access ECEI services.

If, following engagement with an ECEI partner, participation in the NDIS is recommended, we support the child and their family and carers to access the NDIS.

After a child or young person's NDIS access is confirmed, we support them and their family and carers through all stages of the NDIS process, including:

  • preparation for planning
  • plan development
  • plan implementation
  • monitoring
  • review.

When we have guardianship of the child or young person through a short or long term child protection order, the child's plan will be managed by the NDIA and the service providers supporting them will be NDIS-registered providers.

If we have custody of the child or young person but not guardianship, we will recommend that their plan be managed by the NDIA and that the service providers supporting them be NDIS-registered providers.

Foster and kinship carers play a key role at all stages of the NDIS process. This includes in relation to:

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