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Across the world, the term ‘foster carer’ is referred to using a variety of different terminology. In Western Australia, we use the term ‘foster carer’ as it better reflects the role of caring for a child in out of home care. However, ‘foster parenting’ and ‘foster parent’ are commonly used terms in other jurisdictions.
In that context, ‘foster parenting’ means to offer a safe and stable home to children and young people in foster care. The aim of foster parenting in Western Australia would therefore be to reunite children with their birth families, provide them with long term stability or to assist them towards independence.
‘Foster parenting’ is a widely used phrase that many people are familiar with across the world, although on this website and in conversation we prefer the term ‘foster care’ as it more accurately reflects the role of the foster carer as a professional and not a parent.
At Key Assets we are looking for people who can offer foster care in the Perth area and some country areas of Western Australia. All our foster carers are rewarded in the foster caring role with excellent support, supportive fostering payments and extensive foster carer training and support.
To find out more about foster parenting, please call us today on 1800 932 273 or enquire online and we will get back to you.