Non-Government Fostering Agencies

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In Tasmania all foster carers must be affiliated with either the Department of Health and Human Services (Children and Youth Services) or a non-government agency like Key Assets for fostering support and supervision.

Non-government fostering agencies including Key Assets, work in collaboration and partnership with Children and Youth Services to provide high quality foster care services. Children and Youth Services  retains legal responsibility for children placed in foster care, but non-government agencies like us provide the day to day foster carer support and placement management.  Children and Youth Services retains responsibility for the case management of the child or young person in placement.

Sibling Group Care

Key Assets Tasmania has been funded by Children and Youth Services specifically to provide sibling group care.  This is foster care for groups of three or more brothers and sisters who have been assessed as needing to stay together.  While it can be overwhelming to think about fostering four or five children at once, many carers find that there is increased stability in the placement as there is not children coming or going in the placement and the children already have established connections.  Particularly, if you have had a large family of your own, this type of care could be for you!

Non-government fostering agency support

To become a foster carer with our non-government agency you should apply with us directly. We ask all our carers to complete a pre-service training programme.

For more information about the benefits of non-government fostering agencies, or to talk about becoming a foster carer with one of our team, please call us today on 1800 93 22 73 or enquire online.

Fostering Enquiries:

Mon – Fri: 09.00 – 17.00

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