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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

Renmark

Wednesday 18 April
5pm to 7pm

Renmark Library
James Avenue

ac.care Berri
8582 2344

Waikerie

Thursday 26 April
5pm to 7pm

Waikerie Library
Strangman Road

ac.care Berri
8582 2344

Seaford Thursday 3 May
6.30pm
Seaford Community Centre
Beachwood Grove
Life Without Barriers
8145 6900

Morphett Vale

Tuesday 15 May
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Woodcroft-Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre
175 Baines Road

Anglicare-SA
8131 3456

Mawson Lakes

Wednesday 16 May
6.30 to 8.30pm

Endeavour Lutheran College
85 Mawson Lakes Boulevard

Lutheran Community Care
8337 8787

Renmark

Wednesday 16 May
5pm to 7pm

Renmark Library
James Avenue

ac.care Berri
8582 2344

Mount Gambier Tuesday 22 May
6.30pm
Life Without Barriers
11 Wehl Street South
Life Without Barriers
Contact Maree 0436 666 196 or visit the website

Mount Gambier
 

Thursday 24 May
6pm to 8pm

Mount Gambier Library
10 Watson Terrace

ac.care Mount Gambier
8724 9211

Hindmarsh Wednesday 13 June
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Anglicare-SA
159 Port Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456
Fullarton Wednesday 20 June
6.30 to 8.30pm
St Peters Lutheran Church
14 Frew Street 

Lutheran Community Centre
8337 8787

Marryatville Tuesday 26 June
6.30pm to 8.30pm
St Matthews Church
146 Kensington Road
Anglicare-SA
8131 3456

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

Foster care agency

Seaford Thursday 3 May
6.30pm

Seaford Community Centre
Beachwood Grove

Life Without Barriers
8415 6900

Reynella

Wednesday 23 May
6.30pm to 7.30pm

Base 10 Youth Centre
10 Main South Road

Centacare Family Preservation Foster Care
8159 1400

Mount Gambier Tuesday 22 May
6.30pm 
Life Without Barriers
11 Wehl Street 

Life Without Barriers
Contact Maree 0436 666 196 or visit the website

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)