Foster Care Sunshine Coast

You Be You has supported thousands of Sunshine Coast locals
to become amazing foster and kinship carers.

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Choosing to become a foster carer could be the most rewarding thing you do. Across Queensland, many children and young people urgently need the help and support of loving foster carers, whether that’s for a few weeks, months or the rest of their childhood.

Supported by Anglicare Southern Queensland, You Be You is a foster and kinship care service that finds and supports people on the Sunshine Coast to provide a safe and loving home to children in need. No matter who you are or where you come from, whether you are single, married, young, old, LGBTQIA+, have other children or none at all, you can be a foster or kinship carer with You Be You. All you need is a passion to make a positive difference in the life of a child or young person.

You Be You cares about the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, and equips non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers with the resources and information to meet their needs. We provide flexible care options, ongoing support and training, and a community for its carers. We’re always looking for more foster carers, so contact us today to find out more about how you can join our foster care community and make a difference in a child's life.

Our Sunshine Coast locations:

43 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558

We’re by your side every step of the way

Fostering a child or young person is a long-term decision that will not only transform a young person’s life, but your life as well. If you’re prepared to start the foster care journey, you’ll have the help and advice of a Foster Care Case Practitioner during the whole process – from applying, training, assessing, matching the right child with your family and more. Whatever difficulties or happiness you encounter, our Sunshine Coast team will support you and the child in your care with compassion, creativity, commitment and bravery.

Attend one of our information sessions

If you’re interested in becoming a foster or kinship carer, you can attend our regular information sessions on the Sunshine Coast. These sessions will help you learn from our experienced intake team about the process and benefits of being a foster parent and address any questions you may have.

We understand the importance of cultural identity

Our foster care services honour 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 Sunshine Coast-based cultural support workers assist non-indigenous foster carers and staff to understand the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foster children in care, and support them in a holistic way that respects their family, spiritual, community and personal needs. The team also encourages young people in the foster care system 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?

 For what period of time can I foster a child?

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 vulnerable young people and 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 foster carers as you begin your foster care journey. Remember that you are not alone - our team is here to guide you through every step.



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