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

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According to the Department for Child Protection, in 2011 there was over 3,500 foster children in Western Australia. Of these, around 45% were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Children come into foster care for a wide range of often complex reasons. Children in need of foster care in Western Australia may have been neglected or abused, or been living in an environment where there is drug and other substance abuse. All children will have experienced the loss of and separation from their birth family.

Challenging needs

As a result of their experiences, many children who come into foster care in Western Australia have challenging needs. As a non-government fostering agency, we work in partnership with the Department for Child Protection by providing high quality foster care placements for children and young people with challenging needs within a family environment.

Our foster carers are suitably trained and supported to receive foster care placements.

Children’s backgrounds

Key Assets places children and young people from a variety of backgrounds. We make every effort to suitably match children and young people with foster carers. All Key Assets foster carers respect the ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic background of children and young people in care.

Could you offer foster care to children in WA?

Key Assets is seeking to recruit people who can offer a safe and stable home to children in foster care in WA.

If you have had experience with foster care, have worked with children or young people in a professional capacity, cared for your own children or even if you have no previous work experience but feel you have the qualities needed, then please contact 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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