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Key Assets provides a number of different types of foster care placements. Fostering placements can be short term or long term, and last from a few days to many months.

Foster carers are matched to the most appropriate type of foster care placement. However, we encourage our carers to be flexible and willing to take more than one type of foster care placement.

In South Australia, our foster care placements are for high needs children. We recruit carers who are able to offer homes to children and young people who have experienced harm or neglect and whose parents may be struggling with their own lives.

Below you will find every placement type currently offered by Key Assets SA.

Long-term foster care placements

Involves caring for children on a long-term basis until they reach adulthood (usually 18 years of age) and are ready to live independently.


Even the most resilient foster carers need a break sometimes. Respite carers will provide short-stay placements for children and young people so that full time foster families can have time and space to themselves.

Due to an increase in long-term placements of foster children there is currently an urgent need for short term Respite Carers in the Northern and Southern regions and York in Mid North region of South Australian to assist our full time Foster Carers continue to make ongoing positive experiences in children’s lives.

If you are looking for a way to give back to the community or could volunteer your time to support children or young people in need we would love to talk to you about respite foster care and how you can help both vulnerable children and our amazing foster carers get the support they need.


If you would like to find out more, please call us on 1800 93 2273 (1800 WE CARE) or send us a contact request and we will be in touch


Sibling placements

This type of placements aims to keep siblings together.  Generally, this is a long-term arrangement but respite care opportunities may also arise.


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