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Thinking of Fostering

Almost 45,000* Australian children currently need foster care.

At Key Assets, we’re looking for people who can provide them with a stable, loving home. People who are patient, enthusiastic and dedicated. People just like you.

When you choose to foster with us, you’ll receive a generous financial allowance, 24/7 support and fantastic training opportunities.

More importantly, you’ll be making a real difference to a child’s life.

What could be more rewarding?

*Based on statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), showing that 43,009 Australian children were living in out of home care on 30th June 2014.

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Thinking of Fostering

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At Key Assets, we celebrate diversity and welcome carers from all walks of life.

  • You don’t need to be married to foster with us. Or in a couple. You don’t even have to own your home.
  • However, you will need these three things:
  • To be over the age of 25
  • To have a spare bedroom
  • To be available to foster full time.

We offer our carers a generous package of financial support. Our payments cover the costs of caring for a child and enable our carers to commit to fostering on a full-time basis.

Better still, they begin from the moment a child is placed in your care.

There are six stages to becoming a foster carer – and we’ll support you every step of the way.

  1. Fill in our short enquiry form or call us on 1800 WE CARE. We’ll chat to you about fostering and send you an information pack.
  2. We’ll visit you at home to find out more about you and your family.
  3. After asking you to complete an application form, we’ll carry out some mandatory checks on you and your home.
  4. Your dedicated social worker will complete an assessment report on you and your family.
  5. We’ll invite you to attend some training to help you find out more about fostering.
  6. We’ll present your completed assessment to a fostering panel. The panel will help us make a final decision about whether or not you can be approved as a foster carer.

Ready to take the first step? Complete the enquiry form on the right and we’ll get back to you.