Why Do Children in Queensland Need Fostering? | Key Assets Australia

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In the state of Queensland in 2009, there were 7,500 children under the age of 18 in foster care with the Department of Communities (Child Safety Services). At the time, 88% of children were living in home based care, in a foster care or kinship care arrangements.*

Many children in need of foster care in Queensland have experienced some degree of neglect and/or physical, emotional or sexual abuse. All of them will have experienced the loss and separation from their birth family.

Supporting children in foster care

Some children and young people who come into foster care express their emotions and feelings through difficult or challenging behaviours such as; tantrums, withdrawal, aggression, clinginess, rejection or over-compliance.

Other children may act older or younger than their years. Some have been placed with many different foster carers and may not know what is expected of them or be able to develop trusting relationships. Some older children may have taken up drinking or drug taking as a result of difficult life experiences.

Even if children in foster care present as happy and smiling, their past experiences will have an impact on their behaviour and development.

Could you offer foster care to children in Queensland?

Key Assets is looking for people who can offer a safe and stable home to children in foster care in Queensland.

If you have had experience with foster care, have worked with children or young people in a professional capacity, or even if you have no previous experience but feel you have the qualities needed, you could be just the person we need.

To find out more about why children need foster care and how to become a foster carer with Key Assets, call us today on 1800 93 22 73 or enquire online.

*Statistics sourced from Child Safety Services 2009.

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Email: info@keyassetsqld.com.au

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