Foster care

Foster care agencies

Foster care agencies recruit, assess and train foster carers.

Once a foster care household becomes approved, the foster care agency provides support and ongoing training to the carer, and matches the carer with children who need their care.

Foster care information sessions provide further details about becoming a foster carer.

Fostering agencies

Agency Seeking carers for Phone Coverage
Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) All ages, Aboriginal children - emergency care, respite care, short term care, long term care Adelaide - 8205 1500
Pt Augusta - 8641 0907
Pt Lincoln - 8683 1909
Coober Pedy - 8672 3066
Ceduna - 8625 3466
Adelaide metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Adelaide Hills
Eyre and Western Region
Yorke and Mid North
Far North
ac.care All ages, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children - emergency care, respite care, short term care, long term care Mt Gambier - 8724 9211
Murray Bridge - 8532 6303
Berri - 8582 2344
Limestone Coast
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Anglicare SA All ages, non-Aboriginal children - emergency care, respite care, short term care, long term care Adelaide - 8131 3456 Adelaide metro,
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Adelaide Hills
Centacare Catholic Family Services Country SA All ages, non-Aboriginal children - emergency care, respite care, short term care, long term care Ceduna - 8625 3810
Whyalla - 8640 4900
Pt Lincoln - 8683 0733
Eyre and Western Region
Life Without Barriers All ages of children - respite care and long term care only Adelaide - 8415 6900 Adelaide metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Yorke and Mid North
Eyre and Western
Far North
Lutheran Community Care Children of all ages - emergency care, respite care, short term care, long term care Adelaide - 8337 8787 Adelaide metro
Barossa, Light & Lower North
Adelaide Hills
Uniting Care Wesley - Country SA All ages of children - emergency care, respite care, short term care, long term care 1300 761 477 Yorke and Mid North
Far North Regions

Respite-only foster care agencies

Agency Seeking carers for Phone Coverage
Time for Kids Inc. Respite care for all ages of children and young people who live with kinship carers. 8440 8500 Adelaide metro
Adelaide Hills Barossa, Light & Lower North

Specialist agencies

Agency Seeking carers for Phone Coverage
Centacare Specialised family based foster care for children aged from infants to 12 year olds.
Carers will work as part of a team to reunify children with their family - short-term care and respite care.
8159 1400 Adelaide metro
Adelaide Hills Barossa, Light and Lower North  
Uniting Communities Foster Care Therapeutic family-based foster care for children and young people with high or complex behavioural or disability related needs - respite care and long-term care. 8202 5190 Adelaide metro
Key Assets Therapeutic family-based foster care for 2-17 year olds with high or complex needs - respite care and long-term care. Adelaide - 8274 5900 Adelaide metro
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Barossa, Light and Lower North Adelaide Hills
Life Without Barriers Therapeutic family-based foster care for children of all ages with high or complex behavioural, or disability related needs – respite care and long-term care. Adelaide - 8415 6900 Adelaide metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Yorke and Mid North
Eyre and Western
Far North
Limestone Coast

Related information

Contact

Foster Care Services
Phone - 1300 2 FOSTER (1300 2 367 837)


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Page last updated 21 November 2017

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