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QLD Siblings in Foster Care - What to do over Christmas?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Kierra, 17 December 2014.

  1. Kierra

    Kierra Member

    17 December 2014
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    Hello, I have 3 little siblings who are in foster care. They have been in foster care for roughly four months now, and during this time I have been given one weekly visit that goes for one hour.

    Over the Christmas period they are cutting our visits off for 2 weeks as the kids are going on a holiday with their foster family. I am 18 years old and have taken care of the kids on my own before so I am more than capable, and I haven't done anything wrong for the child safety officers to not trust me with the kids.

    I was wondering where I stand with this under family law? I would like to have the kids over this 2 week period so they can stay with me and their family but child safety will not allow this. Is there anything I can do?
  2. CathL

    CathL Well-Known Member

    19 April 2014
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    Hi Kierra,
    Did you make any progress with the child safety officers?
    Have a read through the QLD Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services “Rights and responsibilities” page and the “Providing foster and kinship care: Maintaining family contact" Fact Sheet that have some helpful information. For example, the department has a responsibility to provide the opportunity for contact between a child or young person and members of their family, as often as appropriate.

    The “Do you have a complaint about the Department of Child Safety?” Fact Sheet sets out how you can try to resolve issues and make a complaint.

    Hope that helps.
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