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.

Date and time

Venue

Foster care agency hosting session

Berri - Weekly drop in

Drop in any Monday

(except public holidays)

10:00 am to 12 noon

ac.care Berri, 5 Kealley Street

ac.care Berri, 8580 5300

Mt Gambier - Weekly drop in

Drop in any Monday

(except public holidays)

10:00 am to 12 noon

ac.care Mt Gambier
70-72 White Avenue

ac.care Mt Gambier, 8724 5400

Port Lincoln - Drop in

Drop in Mon – Fri, 9am- 5pm

(except public holidays)

Centacare Country SA Office, 32 Mortlock Terrace

Centacare Country SA, 1800 759 865

Whyalla Stuart - Drop in

Drop in Mon – Fri , 9am- 5pm

(except Wed 9-11am

and public holidays)

Centacare Country SA Office, 28 Head Street

Centacare Country SA, 1800 759 865

Ceduna - Drop in

Drop in

Mon –Thurs, 9am- 5pm

Friday, 9am-4pm

(except public holidays)

Centacare Country SA Office, 11 McKenzie Street

Centacare Country SA, 1800 759 865

Hindmarsh - 15 January

Wednesday 15 January

6.30pm -8.30pm

Anglicare SA , 159 Port Road

Anglicare-SA, 8131 3456

Gawler - 15 January

Wednesday 15 January

6.30pm -8.30pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Corner of Second & Seventh Streets

Lutheran Community Care, 8337 8787

Oaklands Park – 15 January

Wednesday 15 January

6:00pm-7:00pm

Marion Cultural Centre , 287 Diagonal Road

Centacare, 8159 1400

Seaton - 11 February

Tuesday 11 February

6:00pm- 7:00pm

Centacare Seaton, 413 Grange Road

Centacare, 8159 1400

Christies Beach - 12 February

Wednesday 12 February

6.30pm -8.30pm

Taikurrendi Children & Family Centre, 8 Price Street

Lutheran Community Care, 8337 8787

Marion - 17 February

Monday 17 February

6.30pm -8.30pm

Marion Bowling Club, 262 Sturt Road

Anglicare-SA, 8131 3456

Elizabeth Park - 25 February

Drop in

Tuesday 25 February

10:00am  – 11:30am

Centacare Elizabeth, 34 Yorktown Rd

Centacare, 8159 1400

Prospect - 26 February

Wednesday 26 February

6.30pm -8.30pm

Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers SA, 2/224 Main North Rd

Lutheran Community Care, 8337 8787

Mt Barker – 12 March

Thursday 12 March

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mt Barker Community Centre , 3 Dumas Street

Centacare, 8159 1400

Warradale - 18 March

Wednesday 18 March

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Marion Community House, 175 Oaklands Road

Lutheran Community Care, 8337 8787

Seaton - 19 March

Drop in

Thursday 19 March

10:00am  – 11:30am

Centacare Seaton, 413 Grange Road

Centacare, 8159 1400

Felixstow - 24 March

Tuesday 24 March

6.30pm -8.30pm

Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street

Anglicare-SA, 8131 3456

Gilles Plains - 26 March

Thursday 26 March

6:00pm- 7:00pm

Wandana Community Centre, 14 Blacks Road

Centacare, 8159 1400

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

Phone: 1300 2 FOSTER (1300 2 367 837)