Kennerley Children's Homes

Family Based Foster Care Program

Kennerley provides a Family Based Foster Carer Program for Children aged between birth and 18 years whom have entered the statutory system in Southern Tasmania.  Trained and approved carers provide a loving home for children and young people who are unable to remain safely within their family of origin. The program is operated by a team of therapeutic coordinators and psychologists who provide case management, therapeutic interventions, carer supervision and support. Children can remain within the program for various lengths of time depending on their family circumstances.

Service is available between 8.30am to 4.30pm weekdays, with an after-hours contact number for emergencies and urgent placements.

Kennerley is located at 9 Timsbury Road Glenorchy TAS.

What the service can help with

Cultural support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Identity and gender related issues
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Physical health
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children

Age eligibility for children

0 - 17

Cost of service

At cost to referrer

Set fees apply

Is a referral required?

Child Safety Service

How do clients access the service?

Transportation can be provided

Regions covered


Contact Details

9 Timsbury Road Glenorchy TAS 7010

03 6107 9300

Focus Domains






Being loved and safe

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity