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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 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

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
SeatonWednesday 20 February
6pm to 7pm
Centacare - Seaton
413 Grange Road
Centacare
8159 1400
Mount BarkerWednesday 20 February
6.30pm to 8pm
 
Mount Barker Community Centre
31 Princes Road
Life Without Barriers
8415 6900 or email sacarers@lwb.org.au
ElizabethFriday 22 February
10am to 11.30am
Centacare Elizabeth Office
34 Yorketown Road
Centacare
8159 1400
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
KingscoteWednesday 13 March
2.30 to 4.30pm
and
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Aurora Ozone Hotel
67 Chapman Terrace
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Port PirieThursday 14 March
10am to 11am 
and
4pm to 5pm
Shop 5 (Seagrims Office)
Flinders Arcade
Uniting Country SA
8633 9022
fostercare@ucsa.org.au
KadinaTuesday 19 March
11am to 12pm
and
1pm to 2pm
Uniting Country SA Office
9 Hay Street
Uniting Country SA
8633 9022
fostercare@ucsa.org.au
EvanstonWednesday 20 March
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Gawler & District College Children's Centre
Gate 6, 69 Barnet Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Port AugustaWednesday 20 March
1pm to 3pm
Uniting Country SA Office
36 Strirling Street
Uniting Country SA
8633 9022
fostercare@ucsa.org.au
ClareThursday 21 March
2pm to 3pm 
and
5pm to pm
Town Hall
Clare
Uniting Country SA
8633 9022
fostercare@ucsa.org.au
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)