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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

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
Christie DownsWednesday 26 July
6pm to 8.30pm
Christie Downs Community House
Corner of Flaxmill and Morton Roads
Aboriginal Family Support Services
8205 1500
Mt BarkerThursday 27 July
6pm to 8pm
Mt Barker Library
5 Dumas Street
ac.care
8532 6303
FullartonTuesday 15 August
12 noon to 1pm
Fullarton Park Community Centre
411 Fullarton Road
Anglicare SA
8131 3456
GawlerWednesday 16 August
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Gawler Lutheran Church
Corner of Second and Seventh Streets
Lutheran Community Centre
8337 8787
HindmarshMonday 11 September
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Anglicare-SA
159 Port Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
NorwoodTuesday 12 September
6.30pm to 8.30pm
St Bartholomew's Church
77 Beulah Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
TorrensvilleSaturday 16 September
10am to 12pm
Thebarton Community Centre
Corner of South Road and Ashwin Parade
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
GlyndeWednesday 27 September
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Glynde Lutheran Church
LCC Foster Care Office
15-17 Glynburn Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Mt Barker

Thursday 28 September
6pm to 8pm

Mt Barker Library
5 Dumas Street
ac.care
8532 6303

Specialist foster care information sessions

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

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

Location

Date and time

Venue

Host

Port AdelaideMonday 31 July
6.30pm to 8pm
Portland Football Club
16 Baynes Place
Centacare Specialist Family Preservation Foster Care
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)