Foster care providers

We work with non-government organisations to provide care for children who are unable to live at home.

  • The Tasmanian foster care community includes government and non-government organisations which provide safe and supportive placements for children or young people who are unable to live with their own families.
  • We partner with a variety of organisations who recruit, train and support carers on a daily basis.
  • As an agency, DECYP works with children and young people, foster care providers and foster carers to meet the needs of children and young people in our care.
  • We invite you to review the details of our foster care providers and contact the one that might best meet your needs to become a member of our foster care community.

Baptcare is a not-for-profit organisation providing foster and kinship care services across Tasmania.
Baptcare is committed to ensuring strengths-based, individualised approaches to working with young people and their foster families.
Foster care is challenging and immensely rewarding. From the first enquiry we offer prospective carers support and guidance – no matter the final decision.
We currently have a need for short-term or long-term carers, respite carers (providing long-term carers with short breaks) and carers for emergency situations.
Contact number(s):
(03) 6323 6700 (North/North West) 
(03) 6283 5700 (South)  
0417 196 605
Operating state-wide
Glenhaven Family CareGlenhaven Family Care is a Tasmanian Christian community organisation providing support to children and their families for over 60 years. Our carers provide care for children 0-18 years old for as little as one weekend a month up to fulltime, long term care. We provide care to children who are unable to live at home as well as a community respite program. Glenhaven welcomes enquiries from people wanting to make a difference in the life of a child or young person through caring.03 6343 7551 (North)
03 6425 1144
(North West)
KennerleyKennerley is a Tasmanian non-aligned, not-for-profit community organisation and have provided support to children, young people and their families for over 150 years. Kennerley is a key provider of family based care programs for children and young people who are unable to live at home including foster care, respite care along with our community respite program. Kennerley welcome enquiries from all members of our community who are able to open their hearts and homes to make a difference to children, young people and the community.03 6107 9300 (South)
Key AssetsKey Assets Australia is a non-government, not for profit, non-religious, children, family, and community services agency. We provide state-wide foster care services in Tasmania and specialise in “Sibling Care”.  We believe all kids should have the right to grow up with their brothers and sisters, and we know how crucial this is for children and young people in foster care.  We work hard to make sure our fabulous and diverse foster care community is well supported.  We are always keen to talk about fostering with Key Assets. Click on the link or give us a call when you feel ready, our Recruitment Team will be very happy to answer your questions.1800 932 273 (Statewide) or
(03) 62831900
Kingston (South), Launceston (North) and Devonport (North West)
Life Without BarriersAcross Tasmania, Life Without Barriers is looking for caring and nurturing people that can provide children and young people with a safe and supportive home.
When it comes to fostering, no two children or families are the same.
We welcome Carers of all sexualities and cultures.
You can be single or partnered, working or retired, with or without children of your own.
Life Without Barriers’ Foster and Respite Carers are never alone in their caring journey.
We provide 24/7 support, ongoing training and have dedicated staff in each region.
Life Without Barriers is a not for profit, social purpose organisation and Australia’s largest provider of out of home care services.
0472 869 969 (Statewide)

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