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Foster care information sessions

Foster care information sessions cover the following topics:

  • what's involved in being a foster carer
  • steps to become a foster carer
  • roles and responsibilities of foster carers
  • support available to foster carers.

General foster care information sessions

General foster care agencies seek foster carers who can undertake:

  • emergency
  • short term
  • respite
  • long term care
  • a combination of these types of care.

Children needing general foster care placements range in age from infants through to teenagers.

General foster care agencies also seek foster carers who may be able to care for siblings.

Location

Date and time

Venue

Host

Berri

Drop in
Every Monday (except public holidays)
10am to 12pm

ac.care Berri
5 Kealley Street

ac.care Berri
8582 2344

Mt Gambier

Drop in
Every Monday (except public holidays)
10am to 12pm

ac.care Mt Gambier
70-72 White Avenue

ac.care Berri
8724 9211

Murray Bridge

Drop in
Every Monday (except public holidays)
10am to 12pm

ac.care Murray Bridge
11-21 Kennett Road

ac.care Murray Bridge
8532 6303

Murray BridgeThursday 21 September
6pm to 7pm
Murray Bridge Public Library
51 South Terrace
ac.care
8532 6303
GlyndeWednesday 27 September
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Glynde Lutheran Church
LCC Foster Care Office
15-17 Glynburn Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Mt Barker

Thursday 28 September
6pm to 8pm

Drop in
Mt Barker Library
5 Dumas Street
ac.care
8532 6303
FindonWednesday 4 October
5.30pm to 8.30pm
Findon Community Centre
222 Findon Road
Aboriginal Family Support Services
8205 1500
StrathalbynWednesday 11 October
6pm to 7pm

Strathalbyn Neighbourhood Centre
1 High Street

ac.care
8532 6303
Victor HarborWednesday 18 October
4.30pm to 6.30pm
Christian Gospel Centre
2 George Main Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
GawlerTuesday 24 October
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Immanuel Lutheran Primary School
11 Lyndoch Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Christies BeachWednesday 25 October
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Taikurrendi Children and Family Centre
8 Price Street
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Murray BridgeThursday 2 November
6pm to 7pm
Murray Bridge Public Library
51 South Terrace
ac.care
8532 6303
Mt BarkerThursday 9 November
6pm to 8pm

Drop in
Mt Barker Library
5 Dumas Street

ac.care
8532 6303
Morphett ValeTuesday 14 November
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Woodcroft-Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre
175 Baines Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Ingle FarmWednesday 15 November
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Family Zone Hub Ingle Farm 
Ingle Farm Primary School
Corner Belalie and Montague Roads
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
HindmarshMonday 11 December
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Anglicare-SA
159 Port Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456

Specialist foster care information sessions

Specialist foster care agencies seek carers for children who require additional support for complex and special needs.

These foster carers receive additional training and support to assist them in their role.

Location

Date and time

Venue

Host

Oaklands ParkWednesday 27 September
6.30pm to 8pm
Marion Cultural Centre
287 Diagonal Road
Centacare Specialist Family Preservation Foster Care
8159 1400
ModburyWednesday 25 October
6.30pm to 8pm
Tea Tree Gully Library
571 Montague Road
Centacare Specialist Family Preservation Foster Care
8159 1400
SeatonThursday 2 November
and
Wednesday 13 December
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Centacare
413 Grange Road
Centacare Specialist Family Preservation Foster Care
8159 1400

Centacare is seeking specialised family-based foster carers for individual children and sibling groups, aged from infants to 12 year olds. Carers will work as part of a team to reunify children with their birth family They are also seeking respite carers to support their short term foster carers.

Key Assets, Homelink for Children, and Life Without Barriers are specialist foster care agencies who provide support for children with complex and special needs. These agencies are seeking long term and respite foster carers for children who are aged between 2 and 17.

Where a fostering agency does not have any public information sessions scheduled, they can be scheduled on a one-to-one one basis.  

To find out more contact the foster care agency directly.

What people have said about information sessions

  • 'Overall it was very interesting and it was great to hear from the foster carer herself.'
  • 'Having thought about foster care for a number of years, I now have a much better understanding of the different types of care, how they might overlap/ lead on, and the potential issues involved. I feel better informed to discuss foster care with my family.'
  • 'A good informative session that provided an honest view of foster caring'
  • 'Great opportunity for casual chats with different speakers'
  • 'It was good to have a range of presenters representing different aspects of the process.'
  • 'I have a better understanding of what the process is and the commitment of those involved.'
  • 'Very helpful information (first time) a lot to think about, but still very positive'

Contact

Foster Care Services

Telephone: 1300 2 FOSTER (1300 2 367 837)