Child Protection

Child Protection Residential Programs

Integrated Family and Youth Service provide Child Protection Residential Programs across the State of Queensland from Toowoomba and the Gold Coast to Central and Far North Queensland.

These programs support young people who are 12-17 years of age in the care of the Queensland State Department of Communities (Child Safety) who have been assessed as needing a placement different from family-based care.

IFYS meets the needs of some of our most vulnerable young people.  We believe that these programs offer a service of first choice for children and young people who require an out-of-home placement.   

Working in collaboration with the Queensland State Department of Communities (Child Safety), young people, families, service providers and community members, we provide a culturally appropriate, holistic, dependable, predictable, living environment for our young people.

We also provide individualised education and personal development pathways, flexible therapeutic services and the support of highly trained and empathetic staff.

Our Residential Care programs can nurture and support between 3-4 young people for differing periods of time depending on the need of each young person. Some programs have a short-term placement focus, whilst others have a medium to long-term placement focus.

Our residentials are located in the Queensland communities of: Toowoomba, Ipswich, North Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay Bundaberg Rockhampton and Mackay

Foster Care Program

This program is funded by the Queensland State Department of Communities (Child Safety) and provides out-of-home placements for children and young people in the child protection system across the Sunshine Coast and Cairns regions. 

Ongoing work is undertaken to recruit, assess, train and support families and households who want to care for children and young people who are not safe within their own families.

Our Shared Family Care Workers support households to meet the needs of the children and young people in their care, and ensure safe, high quality living arrangements.  Our paid and volunteer team members work closely with the Queensland State Department of Communities (Child Safety) and other service providers.