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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

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

Mount Gambier

Thursday 15 February
6pm to 8pm

Mount Gambier Library
10 Watson Terrace
ac.care
8724 9211
Berri

Monday 19 February
5pm to 7pm

ac.care Berri
5 Kealley Street
ac.care
8582 2344
Marion

Monday 19 February
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Marion Bowling Club
262 Sturt Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Evanston

Wednesday 21 February
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Gawler and District College Children's Centre
Gate 6/69 Barnet Road

Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787

Woodside

Thursday 22 February
6pm to 8pm

Woodside Library
26 Onkaparinga Valley Road
ac.care
8532 6303
Glynde

Day-time event - coffee with a carer
Friday 23 February

Drop in anytime between
9am and 11am

LCC Foster Care Office
Glynde Lutheran Church (ground floor)
15-17 Glynburn Road
Lutheran Community Care (LCC)
8337 8787
Coober Pedy

Open Day / Drop in
Wednesday 28 February
10am to noon

Aboriginal Family Support Services
Lot 1991 Aylett Street
Aboriginal Family Support Services
8672 3066
McLaren Vale

Wednesday 7 March
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Tatachilla Lutheran College 'Activity Centre'
211 Tatachilla Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Adelaide

Thursday 8 March
Drop in anytime between 1pm and 2.30pm
1pm to 2pm

Day time drop in
Aboriginal Family Support Services
134 Waymouth Street
Aboriginal Family Support Services
8205 1500
Elizabeth

Tuesday 13 March
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Playford Civic Centre
10 Playford Boulevard
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Kingston

Thursday 15 March
3pm to 4.30pm

Kingston Community Library
46 East Terrace
ac.care
8724 9211
Renmark

Wednesday 21 March
5pm to 7pm

Renmark Library
James Avenue
ac.care
8582 2344
Mount Barker

Thursday 22 March
6pm to 8pm

Mount 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

 - Note change of venue -

Para Hills West

Thursday 15 February
6.30pm to 8pm

Please note change of venue

FROM Para Hills Library to:

The Paddocks Community Centre
Corner of Bridge Road and Kesters Road
Para Hills West

Centacare Specialist Family Preservation Foster Care
8159 1400
Port Noarlunga Wednesday 14 March
6.30pm to 8pm
The Arts Centre
Port Noarlunga
22 Gawler Street
Centacare Specialist Family Preservation Foster Care
8159 1400
Adelaide Thursday 22 March
Drop in anytime between 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Day time drop in / information cafe
Uniting Communities
Level 1, 10 Pitt Street

Uniting Communities Foster Care
8202 5190

Centacare is seeking specialised family-based foster carers for individual children and sibling groups, aged from infants to 12 year olds. Carers 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)