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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
8580 5300

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 5400

Murray Bridge

Drop in
Every Monday (except public holidays)
10am to 12pm

ac.care Murray Bridge
11-21 Kennett Road

ac.care Murray Bridge
8531 4900

Strathalbyn

Saturday 31 August
10 am

Strathalbyn Library
1 Colman Terrace

ac.care Murray Bridge
8531 4900
Mount Gambier

Monday 2 September
12.30pm to 1.30pm

Mount Gambier Library
6 Watson Terrace

ac.care Mt Gambier
8724 5400
Seaton Drop in
Tuesday 3 September
11am to 12.30pm
Centacare Seaton
413 Grange Road
Centacare
8159 1400
College Park Saturday 7 September
10 am - 12 noon
Key Assets
25 Payneham Road
Key Assets 8274 5900
Hindmarsh Monday 9 September
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Anglicare SA
159 Port Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Unley Tuesday 10 September
6.30pm start
Life Without Barriers Office
100 Greenhill Road
(Corner King William Rd)
Life Without Barriers
8193 9400
sacarers@lwb.org.au
Fullarton Wednesday 11 September
12noon - 2:00pm
Fullarton Park Community Centre
411 Fullarton Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Mawson Lakes Wednesday 11 September
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Endeavour Lutheran College
85 Mawson Lakes Blvd
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
College Park Saturday 14 September
10am - 12 noon
Key Assets
25 Payneham Road
Key Assets 8274 5900
Aldinga Wednesday 18 September
6.30pm-8.30pm
Aldinga Library
11 Central Way
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Waikerie Thursday 19
September 4pm
Waikerie Library
1A Strangman Road
ac.care Berri
8580 5300
Naracoorte Thursday 19 September
5pm - 6pm
Naracoorte Library
165 Smith Street
ac.care Mt Gambier
8724 5400
Mount Barker Thursday 26
September 6pm
Mount Barker Community Centre 
31 Princes Road
ac.care Murray Bridge
8531 4900
Hindmarsh Wednesday 16 October
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Anglicare SA
159 Port Road
Anglicare SA
8131 3456
Kingston Thursday 17 October
10am - 11am
Kingston Library
46 East Terrace
ac.care Mt Gambier
8724 5400
Oaklands Park Tuesday 22 October
6pm - 7pm
Marion Cultural Centre
287 Diagonal Road
Centacare
8159 1400
Warradale Wednesday 23 October
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Marion Community Centre
175 Oaklands Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Elizabeth Tuesday 5 November
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Playford Civic Centre
10 Playford Blvd
Anglicare SA
8131 3456
Mt Gambier Thursday 7 November
6pm to 7pm
Mount Gambier Library
6 Watson Terrace
ac. care Mt Gambier
8724 5400
Prospect Wednesday 13 November
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers
2/224 Main North Road
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787
Gawler Wednesday 20 November
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Corner of Second and Seventh Streets
Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787

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)