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What if foster care could be permanent?

We know that there are people who would like to care for a child long-term but are reluctant to open their homes because of the potential heartbreak of separation after years of caring.

Reforms to Out of Home Care in WA will see more timely decisions being made regarding permanent planning for children, providing greater stability and security.

Home for Keeps aims to provide those children who can’t go home or to family, with a permanent placement – can you help?

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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. To apply, there are only three must-haves. You need to:

  • be over the age of 25
  • have a spare bedroom
  • youngest birth child must be over two years’ old


There are six stages in becoming foster carers, 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. We’ll invite you to attend some training to help you find out more about fostering with Key Assets.
  1. After asking you to complete an application form, we’ll carry out some mandatory checks on you and your home.
  2. Your dedicated social worker will complete an assessment report on you and your family.
  3. We’ll present your completed assessment to our foster care assessment panel. The panel will make a recommendation to us 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.

Find out from the people who do it every day. Our carer stories will give you an insight into who we are, what we do and what you can expect when you join us.

Claire and Steve have been Key Assets foster carers for five years. Here’s their story: http://www.keyassets.com.au/foster-carer-story-claire-and-steve/.