Child Wellbeing

Wuchopperen’s Child Wellbeing service is based at the Manoora and Atherton facilities and works with the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women in matters involving Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children.

Child Wellbeing services are available in Cairns, Innisfail and the Atherton Tablelands in collaboration with the Child Safety Service Centres in each area.

Culturally Appropriate Foster And Kinship Care Service (CAFAKCS)

CAFAKCS recruits and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers to provide placements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children requiring out of home care in accordance with the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle.

CAFAKCS:

  • Finds, assesses, recruits and trains Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become carers;
  • Work with the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Child Safety Placement Services Unit to identify compatible placement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who require out of home placements; and
  • Provides support to our registered carers and assist with effective communication between them and the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.