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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

Victor Harbor

Thursday 1 June
7pm to 8.30pm

6-8 George Main Road
Victor Harbor
Life Without Barriers
Phone 8415 6900 to register interest
NuriootpaTuesday 6 June
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Nuriootpa Bowling Club
25 Buna Terrace

Anglicare-SA
8131 3456

Smithfield

Thursday 15 June
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Aboriginal Family Support Services
39a Anderson Walk

Aboriginal Family Support Services
8205 1500

NetleyFriday 16 June
4pm to 6pm
Life Without Barriers
360 Richmond Road

Life Without Barriers
Phone 8415 6900 to register interest

Aberfoyle ParkWednesday 21 June
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Our Saviour Lutheran Church
32 Taylors Road West

Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
MarryatvilleTuesday 27 June
6.30pm to 8.30pm
St Matthews Church
146 Kensington Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Fullarton

Wednesday 12 July
6.30pm to 8.30pm

St Peters Lutheran Church
14 Frew Street
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
NetleyFriday 14 July
10am to 12pm
Life Without Barriers
360 Richmond Road

Life Without Barriers
Phone 8415 6900 to register interest

MarionTuesday 18 July
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Marion Bowling Club
262 Sturt Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
SeafordWednesday 26 July
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Seaford Ecumenical Mission
Corner of Main Street and Grand Boulevard
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787

Specialist foster care information sessions

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

These specialist agencies seek long term and respite foster carers for children who are aged between 5 and 17.

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

Location

Date and time

Venue

Host

Victor Harbor

Thursday 1 June
7pm to 8.30pm

6-8 George Main Road
Victor Harbor
Life Without Barriers
Phone 8415 6900 to register interest

Seaton

Thursday 8 June
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Centacare
413 Grange Road

Centacare
Phone 8159 1400

NetleyFriday 16 June
4pm to 6pm
Life Without Barriers
360 Richmond Road
Life Without Barriers
Phone 8415 6900 to register interest
Friday 14 July
10am to 12pm

Centacare is seeking specialised family-based foster carers for children aged 1 to 12 who 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)