Information for Colleagues at the Department of Child Youth and Family

We provide a wide range of family-based foster care services for children and young people. This includes:

Foster Care placements – We specialize in providing foster care placements for children and young people with a range of challenging behaviours and unmet needs. Children are matched according to their needs and the skills of our foster carers.

Children are typically referred to Key Assets when they have had multiple placement moves, have difficulty engaging in school, are on the edge of offending or who have  attachment difficulties or diagnosed mental health concerns.

Our foster care placements bring stability and structure into the lives of children and enable them to re-engage with other community and therapeutic services.

Individual plans are made for each child focused on enabling them to reach their potential in all areas of their lives.

We also specialize in preparing children for ‘Home for Life’ placements and in transitional placements for children waiting to be placed with extended whanau.

Our team parenting approach to placements means we work actively with all professionals and family/whanau involved in the care of the child or young person.

Respite – Respite foster care placements allow children who are living with a foster family to have a short stay with another fostering family to give them and their main carers or family a break.

Placements for disabled children – Our placements for disabled children are centered around the child. We provide our foster carers with tailored support and training to look after a child with disabilities; whether physical, learning or sensory.

For more information about foster care placements or placement requests with us, call us on 09 263 5151 or enquire online.

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