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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

Hindmarsh

Monday 16 January
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Anglicare-SA
159 Port Road

Anglicare-SA
8131 3456

Gawler South 

Tuesday 24 January
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Gawler Lutheran Church
Corner of Second and Seventh Streets

Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787

ClareOpen Day / Drop in
Tuesday 14 February
10am to 3pm
Town Hall
229 Main North Road
Uniting Care Wesley Country SA
1300 761 477
Old ReynellaWednesday 15 February
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Neporendi
7 Vine Street
Aboriginal Family Support Services
8205 1500
Port Lincoln

Open Day / Drop in
Wednesday 15 February
9am to 5pm

Information sessions
10am to 11am
7pm to 8pm

Centacare Port Lincoln Office
32 Mortlock Terrace 

Centacare Family Services Country SA
8683 0733
Port LincolnOpen Day / Drop in
Wednesday 15 February 
11am to 3pm
AFSS Office
3 Gloucester Terrace
Aboriginal Family Support Services
8683 1909
Kadina

Open Day / Drop in
Thursday 16 February
10am to 3pm

Information session
12.30pm to 2pm

Uniting Care Wesley
9 Hay Street
Uniting Care Wesley Country SA
1300 761 477
Port AugustaOpen Day / Drop in
Friday 17 February
10am to 3pm

AFSS Office
8-10 Victoria Parade

Aboriginal Family Support Services
8641 0907

Marion

Monday 20 February
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Marion Bowling Club
262 Sturt Road

Anglicare-SA
8131 3456

Mt BarkerTuesday 21 February
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Mt Barker Bowling Club
Mann Street
Foster Care Services
1300 236 783
WhyallaOpen Day / Drop in
Tuesday 21 February
10am to 6.30pm
Centacare Central Office
25 Forsythe Street
Centacare Family Services Country SA
8640 4900
Mawson Lakes

Wednesday 22 February 
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Endeavour Lutheran College
85 Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Port AugustaWednesday 22 February
12.30pm to 2pm
and
5pm to 6.30pm
Uniting Care Wesley Office
36 Stirling Road
Uniting Care Wesley Country SA
1300 761 477
Mt GambierWednesday 22 February
6pm to 7pm
Mt Gambier Library
6 Watson Street
ac.care Mt Gambier
8724 9211
Coober PedyThursday 23 February
11am to 3pm
AFSS Office
Lot 1991 Aylett Street
Aboriginal Family Support Services
8672 3066
Murray BridgeThursday 23 February
11.30am to 1.30pm
Ninkowar
Lot 1 Wharf Road
Foster Care Services 
1300 236 783
BerriThursday 23 February
5pm to 7pm
Berri Library
Kay Avenue

ac.care Berri Office
8582 2344

Port PirieInformation Stand / Drop in
Thursday 23 February
9.30am to 5pm
Shop 11 Pirie Plaza
Grey Terrace
 
Uniting Care Wesley Country SA
1300 761 477
Ceduna

Open Day / Drop in
Thursday 23 February
2pm to 5pm

Open Day / Drop in 
Friday 24 February
10am to 2pm

Ceduna Memorial Hall
31 Poynton Street

Centacare Family Services Country SA
8623 3810

or

Aboriginal Family Support Services
8625 3466

Whyalla StuartOpen Day / Drop in
Tuesday 28 February
10am to 6.30pm
Centacare Offices
28 Head Street
Centacare Family Services Country SA
8640 4900
FullartonWednesday 8 March
6.30pm to 8.30pm
St Peters Lutheran Church
14 Frew Street
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787

Elizabeth

Tuesday 14 March
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Playford Civic Centre
10 Playford Boulevard

Anglicare-SA
8131 3456

Christies BeachTuesday 21 March
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Taikurrendi Children and Family Centre
8 Price Street
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

Seaton

Thursday 2 March 2017
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Centacare
413 Grange Road

Centacare
Phone 8159 1400

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)