The role of an Independent Fostering Agency
As an Independent Fostering Agency, Key Assets Fostering works in partnership with local child and family service providers to offer high quality foster care placements for children and youth across the provinces of Ontario.
Our role in Northern and Southern Ontario
In Ontario, Key Assets Fostering works to place children independently through our partnership with local Children’s Aid Societies.
Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario are required by law to explore family arrangements or Kin arrangements before placing a child in the care of the fostering system. A Children’s Aid Society can place a child or youth in foster care in their own foster care system or through an Independent Fostering Agency.
Often the placements that are referred to Key Assets Fostering are for children and youth with difficult behaviours or complex physical or emotional needs.
Supporting and training foster parents
As an Independent Fostering Agency, Key Assets Fostering is able to offer a unique approach to foster care and a specialized level of support and training to our foster parents. Due to the complex and demanding level of care required by the nature of our placements, Key Assets Fostering offers 24-hour foster parent support and a wide range of foster parent training courses.
For more information about Independent Fostering Agencies and the role of Key Assets Fostering, contact your local office today.