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.
  • Berri - Weekly drop in

    Date and time

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

    Venue

    ac.care Berri, 5 Kealley Street

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Berri, 8580 5300

  • Mount Gambier - Weekly drop in

    Date and time

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

    Venue

    ac.care Mt Gambier, 70-72 White Avenue

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Mt Gambier, 8724 5400

  • Mount Gambier - November 7

    Date and time

    Thursday 7 November
    6pm to 7pm

    Venue

    Mount Gambier Library, 6 Watson Terrace

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Mt Gambier, 8724 5400

  • Murray Bridge - Weekly drop in

    Date and time

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

    Venue

    ac.care Murray Bridge, 11-21 Kennett Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Murray Bridge, 8531 4900

  • Murray Bridge - November 28

    Date and time

    Thursday 28 November, 6pm to 8pm

    Venue

    ac.care Murray Bridge, 11-21 Kennett Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Murray Bridge, 8531 4900

  • Ceduna - Weekly drop in

    Date and time

    Drop in Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm, Fridays 9am to 4pm (except public holidays)

    Venue

    Centacare Country SA Office, 11 McKenzie Street

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Centacare Catholic Country SA, 1800 759 865

  • Port Lincoln - Weekly drop in

    Date and time

    Drop in Monday to Friday
    (except public holidays)
    9am to 5pm

    Venue

    Centacare Catholic Country SA
    32 Mortlock Terrace, Port Lincoln

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Centacare Catholic Country SA, 1800 759 865

  • Whyalla Stuart - Weekly drop in

    Date and time

    Drop in Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
    (except Wednesdays from 9 to 11am and public holidays)

    Venue

    Centacare Catholic Country SA
    28 Head Street, Whyalla Stuart

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Centacare Catholic Country SA, 1800 759 865

  • Mount Barker - September 26

    Date and time

    Thursday 26 September, 6pm

    Venue

    Mount Barker Community Centre, 31 Princes Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Murray Bridge, 8531 4900

  • Mount Barker - December 4

    Date and time

    Wednesday 4 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    Venue

    St Marks Lutheran Church, 35 Hampden Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Lutheran Community Care, 8337 8787

  • Seaton - November 19

    Date and time

    Tuesday 19 November, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Venue

    Centacare Seaton, 413 Grange Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Centacare, 8159 1400

  • Hindmarsh - October 16

    Date and time

    Wednesday 16 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    Venue

    Anglicare SA, 159 Port Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Anglicare SA, 8131 3456

  • Hindmarsh - December 4

    Date and time

    Wednesday 4 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    Venue

    Anglicare SA, 159 Port Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Anglicare SA, 8131 3456

  • Aldinga - September 18

    Date and time

    Wednesday 18 September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    Venue

    Aldinga Library, 11 Central Way

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Lutheran Community Care, 8337 8787

  • Waikerie - September 19

    Date and time

    Thursday 19 September, 4pm

    Venue

    Waikerie Library, 1A Strangman Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Berri, 8580 5300

  • Naracoorte - September 19

    Date and time

    Thursday 19 September, 5pm to 6pm

    Venue

    Naracoorte Library, 165 Smith Street

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Mt Gambier, 8724 5400

  • Kingston - October 17

    Date and time

    Thursday 17 October, 10am to 11am

    Venue

    Kingston Library, 46 East Terrace

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Mt Gambier, 8724 5400

  • Oaklands Park - October 22

    Date and time

    Tuesday 22 October, 6pm to 7pm

    Venue

    Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Centacare, 8159 1400

  • Warradale - October 23

    Date and time

    Wednesday 23 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    Venue

    Marion Community Centre, 175 Oaklands Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Lutheran Community Care, 8337 8787

  • Elizabeth - November 5

    Date and time

    Tuesday 5 November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    Venue

    Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Blvd

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Anglicare SA, 8131 3456

  • Elizabeth Park - November 5

    Date and time

    Tuesday 5 November, 10am to 11.30am

    Venue

    Centacare Elizabeth
    34 Yorketown Road
    Elizabeth Park

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Centacare, 8159 1400

  • Prospect - November 13

    Date and time

    Wednesday 13 November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    Venue

    Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers, 2/224 Main North Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Lutheran Community Care, 8337 8787

  • Gawler - November 20

    Date and time

    Wednesday 20 November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    Venue

    Immanuel Lutheran Church, Corner of Second and Seventh Streets

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Lutheran Community Care, 8337 8787

  • Victor Harbor - November 26

    Date and time

    Drop in (no presentation) Tuesday 26 November, 4.30pm to 6.30pm

    Venue

    Christian Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Anglicare SA, 8131 3456

  • Loxton - November 27

    Date and time

    Wednesday 27 November, 4pm

    Venue

    Loxton Library, East Terrace

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Berri, 8580 5300

  • Beachport - November 28

    Date and time

    Thursday 28 November, 11.00am to 1.00pm

    Venue

    Beachport Library, Millicent Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    ac.care Mount Gambier, 8724 5400

  • Gilles Plains - December 3

    Date and time

    Tuesday 3 December, 6pm to 7pm

    Venue

    Wandana Community Centre, 14 Blacks Road

    Foster care agency hosting session

    Centacare, 8159 1400

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

Phone: 1300 2 FOSTER (1300 2 367 837)