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Foster and Kinship Carer Week will be held from 24 to 30 April 2017. It will be a celebration of the dedication and commitment of Queensland's foster and kinship carers who provide children and young people with a safe, loving and stable home.

There are currently more than 5,300 carer families in Queensland who find room in their hearts and homes for more than 8,800 children and young people in care.

The week offers an opportunity to highlight the selfless work by foster and kinship carers, thank them for their efforts and raise the profile of foster and kinship caring in the community.

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is partnering with Foster Care Queensland, as well as local agencies, on the development of activities to be held with foster and kinship carers across the state during the week.

Foster and Kinship carers can also use their Carer Business Discount Card to access discounts on a range of goods and services at participating businesses throughout Queensland. Carers can apply for a Carer Business Discount Card if they do not already have one.

Visit the website for more information on becoming a foster or kinship carer.

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