Foster Care Gympie

Thousands of Gympie locals have benefitted from You Be You's guidance
to become remarkable foster and kinship carers.

In the Gympie Region, You Be You is empowered by Anglicare Southern Queensland to find and support foster carers, no matter their background or lifestyle. Whether you’re single, married, young, old, LGBTQIA+, or from any cultural background, you can be an amazing foster or kinship carer with You Be You. You just need to be willing to make a positive difference in a young person's life.

You Be You respects the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, equipping non-indigenous foster carers with the skills and information to meet their needs. You Be You provides flexible foster and kinship care options, ongoing support and training, and a community for its carers within the foster care system. We’re always looking for more foster carers, so contact us today to learn more about how you can become part of our foster care community and make a difference in a child or young person’s life.

Our Gympie locations:

44 Duke St, Gympie QLD 4570

Supporting foster carers every step of the way

Opening your home to a child or young person is a decision that’ll change your life. If you’re ready to begin the foster care journey, you’ll have the guidance and support of a Foster Care Case Practitioner throughout the process – from applying, training, assessing, matching the right child with your family, and more. Whatever challenges or joys you face, our Gympie team will stand by you and the child in your care with empathy, innovation, dedication and courage.

Attend one of our information sessions

If you want to become a foster or kinship carer, you can join our regular information sessions in the Gympie Region. These sessions will help you learn from our skilled intake team about the process and rewards of being a foster parent and answer any queries you may have.

We understand the importance of cultural identity

We respect the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their right to remain connected to their community. When this is not feasible, our Gympie-based cultural support workers assist approved carers who are non-indigenous to understand the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foster children and young adults in care, and to support them in a holistic way that respects their family, spiritual, community and personal needs. The team also encourages young people to build a strong sense of identity through activities that acknowledge their culture.

We’ve answered the most common foster and kinship care questions

Can I foster if I’m a permanent resident?

 Can I opt to only offer respite care?

What does emergency care involve?

What kind of child safety accreditations do I need?

Download our foster care information kit

Getting started

Great news, you've already started! This is the first step in your journey to support local children in need. We've created this Foster Care Information Kit to help you understand and navigate what's involved in becoming a foster carer. The kit includes information on:

  • How you can make a difference;
  • The types of care you can provide;
  • Your journey;
  • What you need;
  • Your support; and
  • Real life carer stories.

Advice for future foster carers

Choosing to become a foster carer is an incredible thing to do. We hope you enjoy these supportive words and further information from volunteer foster carers as you begin your foster care journey. Remember that you’re not alone - our team is here to guide you through every step.



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