Information and news for foster and kinship carers in South Australia.

Caring Together Issue 5

Issue 5

Issue 5, 2022 (PDF 7.4MB) In this edition, you’ll find highlights from Foster and Kinship Carer Week, as well as an exciting feature on the South Australian Child Protection Awards - including our Foster and Kinship Carers of the Year. We also shine a light on some of our partners and the ways in which they are supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and carers. As part of our commitment to keep you informed and supported, you’ll also see that this issue is packed with updates and information, ranging from upcoming events and training opportunities, to support for children with disabilities.

Caring Together Issue 4 - June 2022

Issue 4

Issue 4, 2022 (PDF 2MB). In this edition we welcome our new Minister for Child Protection, find out how Centacare is using our Statement of Commitment in their day-to-day work, and feature a story about supporting children and young people with family contact. We also look at post care services, scholarships for children and young people at non-government schools, and we meet two foster carers from Port Augusta who have welcomed more than 300 children into their home.

Issue 3

Issue 3, 2022 (PDF 1.8MB). In this new look issue of Caring Together see our Statement of Commitment, how DCP staff are using it and tips for carers. See inside for a letter from Dr Fiona Arney who was appointed to lead the Independent Inquiry into Foster and Kinship Care. Read about DCP's increased financial support for carers, information about Working with Children Checks and lots more.

Issue 2

Issue 2, 2021 (PDF 1.8MB). In this special issue of Caring Together, we look back on Foster and Kinship Carer Week 2021. See how we celebrated with carers across the state and read messages of thanks from the department. Read about the first ever SA Child Protection Awards, including the winners and finalists for Foster and Kinship Carers of the Year.

Issue 1

Issue 1, 2021 (PDF 1.3MB). In the inaugural issue of Caring Together you will find information on the Investing in their future initiative for children and young people with a care experience. Read about helping young people transition to high school, school holiday activities, the SA Child Protection Awards and DCP programs supporting care leavers over the age of 18. Lots more inside!