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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 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

HindmarshTuesday 15 January
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Anglicare
159 Port Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Elizabeth ParkDrop in session
Wednesday 16 January
10am to 11.30am
Centacare Elizabeth
34 Yorktown Road
Centacare
8159 1400
GlyndeWednesday 23 January 
6.30pm to 8.30pm
LCC Foster Care Office
Glynde Lutheran Church
15-17 Glynburn Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
SeatonDrop in session
Wednesday 30 January
11am to 1pm
Centacare Seaton
413 Grange Road
Centacare 
8159 1400
Victor HarborWednesday 30 January
4pm to 6pm
Victor Harbor Library
1 Bay Road
ac.care Murray Bridge
8532 6303
GlyndeThursday 7 February
Coffee with a Foster Carer
9.30am to 10.30am
Glynde Lutheran Church
15-17 Glynburn Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
MarionMonday 18 February
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Marion Bowling Club
262 Sturt Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Mawson LakesWednesday 20 February
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Endeavour Lutheran College
85 Mawson Lakes Boulevard

Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
NuriootpaSaturday 23 February
10am to 12pm
Redeemer Lutheran School
Lot 500 Vine Street
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
StrathalbynTuesday 26 February
6pm to 8pm
Strathalbyn Council Building
1 Colman Terrace
ac.care Murray Bridge
8532 6303
McLaren ValeWednesday 13 March
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Tatachilla Lutheran College 'Activity Centre'
Gate 2, California Road

Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
EvanstonWednesday 20 March
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Gawler & District College Children's Centre
Gate 6, 69 Barnet Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
HindmarshWednesday 27 March
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Anglicare SA
159 Port Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
ElizabethTuesday 2 April
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Playford Civic Centre
10 Playford Boulevard
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Mount BarkerWednesday 10 April
6.30pm to 8.30pm
St Mark's Lutheran Church
35 Hampden Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
WarradaleWednesday 17 April
6.30pm to 8.30pm 
Marion Community House
175 Oaklands Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
HindmarshWednesday 1 May
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Anglicare SA
159 Port Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456

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)