Who We Are

YCSS provides a safe, stable and positive environment where children and young people have a sense of identity, belonging, positive environment and the right support to ensure their care needs are met whilst in residential accommodation.Read More »

What We Do

Our commitment is to provide children and young people who are in the care of the Department of Communities, Child Safety Services, with a home based environment. We provide a range of out of home and residential care services. Read More »

Our Team

YCSS engages staff who are dedicated to professional practice and are committed to our model of care. Our organisation is one of the most respected and professional agencies in the sector providing residential care services. Read More »

From The Blog

  • CEO Sleepout

      On the 18th June 2015, 1300 CEOs slept out in the cold. Experiencing for one night what over 100,000 Australians experience every night.   Their commitment has increased the profile of homelessness and your generous support has raised crucial funds for Vinnies homeless services. Your generous donations will not only provide immediate and emergency […]

  • School Holiday Activities for Kids and Teens

    It’s that time of the year again when the school holidays are upon us. School Holidays is where every parent and carer of children and young people wants to ensure that the delicate balance of having fun and keeping within budget is met. There are many cost effective and fun activities that will keep the […]

  • Why Nature Time Matters for Young People

    Creating the right experience of nature and animals for young people has instant results and can bring a lifelong connection with green spaces and the natural world. If you ask anyone about their favourite childhood memory, chances are it will involve an outdoor activity in an open space, the wilder (and less supervised) the better […]

HDAA Certified

Youth Care Support Services are delighted  to be accredited to the Human Services Quality Standards.

What does this mean?

Approved services providers that are funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and  Disability Services in Queensland are required to meet the Human Services Quality (HSQF) Standards.

HDAA Certified has applied to be endorsed as a Certification Body (CB) to certify organisations against the new standards.

Organisations select and engage their CB. The Department requires organisations to be re-certified every three years. In addition, a mid-cycle maintenance review must be conducted for all organisations, regardless of the number of programs they are funded for.

Funded organisations must be certified by and CB against the six HSQF Standards:

  1. Governance and management
  2. Service access
  3. Responding to individual need
  4. Safety, wellbeing and rights
  5. Feedback, complaints and appeals
  6. Human resources



“YOUTHCARE is a registered trade mark of The Churches’ Commission on Education Inc, an organisation incorporated under the laws of Western Australia. We are in no way affiliated or connected with The Churches’ Commission on Education Inc. and make no representations that we have any ownership over, or are in any way associated with the YOUTHCARE trade mark or brand.”