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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.

Information sessions

Location

Date and time

Venue

Foster Care Agency hosting session

Berri

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

ac.care Berri
5 Kealley Street

ac.care Berri
8582 2344

Mount Gambier

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

ac.care Mt Gambier
70-72 White Avenue

ac.care Mt Gambier
8724 5400

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

Mount BarkerSaturday 27 April
10am to 12pm
Mount Barker Community Centre
31 Princess Road
ac.care Murray Bridge
8532 6303
HindmarshWednesday 1 May
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Anglicare SA
159 Port Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
AdelaideDrop in 
Thursday 2 May
5.30pm to 6.30pm
Uniting Communities
10 Pitt Street
Uniting Communities Foster Care
8202 5190
Mount GambierThursday 2 May
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Life Without Barriers Office
11 Wehl Street South
Life Without Barriers
8415 6900
sacarers@lwb.org.au
WaikerieThursday 2 May
10am to 12pm
Waikerie Library
Strangman Road
ac.care Berri
8582 2344
Christies BeachWednesday 8 May
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Taikurrendi Children and Family Centre
8 Price Street
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
SeatonThursday 9 May
6pm to 7pm
Centacare - Seaton
413 Grange Road
Centacare
8159 1400
FullartonWednesday 15 May
6.30pm to 8.30pm
St Peters Lutheran Church
14 Frew Street
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Mount GambierThursday 16 May
10am to 11am
Mount Gambier Library
6 Watson Terrace
ac.care Mt Gambier
8724 5400
ElizabethDrop in
Friday 17 May
10am to 12pm
Centacare - Elizabeth
34 Yorketown Road
Centacare 
8159 1400
FullartonTuesday 21 May
noon to 2pm
Fullarton Park Community Centre
411 Fullarton Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
SeatonDrop in
Friday 24 May
10am to 12pm
Centacare - Seaton
413 Grange Road
Centacare
8159 1400
Tailem BendWednesday 29 May
6pm to 8pm
Tailem Bend Community Centre
141 Railway Terrace
ac.care Murray Bridge
8532 6303
Gilles PlainsThursday 6 June
6pm to 7pm
Wandana Community Centre
14 Blacks Road
Centacare
8159 1400
SeafordDrop in
Thursday 13 June
4pm to 6pm
Seaford Library
Grand Boulevard 
Centacare
8159 1400
TorrensvilleSaturday 15 June
10am to 12 noon
Thebarton Community Centre (Meeting Room 2)
Corner South Road and Ashwin Parade
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Morphett ValeTuesday 18 June
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Woodcroft-Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre
175 Baines Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
PenolaWednesday 19 June
6pm to 7.30pm
Penola Community Library
43 Cameron Street
ac.care Mt Gambier
8724 5400
SeatonDrop in
Thursday 20 June
1pm to 2pm
Centacare - Seaton
413 Grange 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

Telephone: 1300 2 FOSTER (1300 2 367 837)