No crisis in out-of-home care

23-Sep-2016 3:53 PM

Churches of Christ Care, one of Queensland's leading providers of out-of-home care, is calling for calm in what has become a politically charged envrionment.

David Swain, the organisation’s child safety Nominee, and Chief Operating Officer sums up the view of many.

“The loss of Tiahleigh Palmer was tragic, and our hearts and prayers go out to her family and friends. It is also shocking to think that a foster carer family may have been involved, although we should wait for the courts to come to a verdict before making that conclusion,” Mr Swain said.

“I see the commitment of those that work in the out-of-home care sector, including those that work for the government, non-government organisations like us, and thousands of foster and kinship carers across the state. I know that for these folks the loss of a child is something that they would take very personally.”

Please see the attached media release for the full statement.