Foster Care Program
This program funded by the Department of Communities (Child Safety), provides out-of-home placements for children and young people in the child protection system across the Sunshine Coast region 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.
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 Department of Communities (Child Safety) and other service providers.
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Child Protection Residential Programs
The IFYS Residential Care Programs meets the needs of some of our most vulnerable young people. We believe that residential support services offers a service of first choice for children and young people who require an out-of-home placement. Working in collaboration with young people, families, the Department, other service providers and community members we provide a culturally appropriate, holistic, dependable predictable living environment, individualised education and personal development pathways, flexible therapeutic services and the support of highly trained and empathetic staff.
Integrated Family and Youth Service provides Residential Care programs across the State of Queensland from Toowoomba and the Gold Coast to Central and Far North Queensland Our residential programs support young people who are 12-17 years of age in the care of Queensland’s Department of Child Safety who are assessed as needing a placement different from family-based care.
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.
IFYS Residentials are located in the communities of: Toowoomba, Ipswich, North Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay Bundaberg Rockhampton and Mackay
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