Who Can Foster in Western Australia? | Key Assets Australia

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Fostering is open to a wide variety of people. Who can foster in Western Australia (WA) is down to your ability to provide a safe and stable home for children and young people, regardless of whether you’re male or female, single or in a couple and of any race or ethnicity or sexual orientation.

We need people who can foster children of all ages, particularly children aged 10 and above. Ideally, we are seeking people who have experience with foster care, child care or working with children with behavioural difficulties or disabilities, although this is not essential.

Some restrictions apply to who can foster with Key Assets. For instance, we ask that:

  • You are 25 years or older (exceptions may apply).
  • You can commit to foster full-time.
  • You have a spare bedroom at home.

To find out more about the above and who can foster with Key Assets, call us today on 1800 932 273 or enquire online.

Foster carer checklist

Consider the following checklist to find out more about the type of person who can foster children and young people with complex needs or difficult behaviours.

  • You genuinely like and enjoy children and can remain enthusiastic about them even when things are difficult.
  • You understand that looking after children from another family is different to caring for children in your own family.
  • You appreciate that fostering will have an impact on your own children and your extended family.
  • You do not expect children to be grateful for the care you show or demonstrate through your actions.
  • You can accept that children may take some time to respond to the care you offer.
  • You can accept a child who may reject or strongly disagree with ideas, views and feelings that you hold.
  • You can understand that children may lie, steal or display sexualised behaviour.
  • You can allow and encourage a child to have feelings of affection for others.
  • You can accept and deal with anger from children.
  • You have a good sense of humour.
  • Your marriage, partnership or support network of friends and family can withstand the pressures associated with fostering.
  • You can, when necessary, reach out to others for support.
  • You are willing to share your life experiences with others.
  • You can accept that things in your house might be moved or broken.
  • You can accept failure in yourself and others.
  • You can be satisfied with small steps of progress.

Become a foster carer with Key Assets

Do you think you could be the type of person who can foster? If you think you have the skills and you want to become a foster carer with Key Assets, call us today on 1800 932 273 or enquire online.

Fostering Enquiries:

Mon – Fri: 09.00 – 17.00

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Email: info@keyassetswa.com.au

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