Child Protection

Foster Care

IFYS has been providing foster and kinship care services to children and young people, in the care of the Department of Child Safety, since 1992. 

Our service is contracted to support children and young people who live locally on the Sunshine Coast and Cairns region. As all children and young people are different and have unique needs, so is the kind of care and support that is needed.  

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Carer, visit to find out more.

Foster Care Sunshine Coast
Foster Care Cairns

Residential Care

IFYS host multiple Residential Care services across Queensland spanning from South Queensland through to far North Queensland and continues to develop new services to support our most vulnerable young people in the Child Protection system.

IFYS’ vision is to support and strengthen communities by providing sustainable and purposeful service delivery; IFYS recruits to the needs of the services required and encourages diversity that reflects the diversity of young people in care.