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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 forPhoneCoverage
Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) All ages, Aboriginal children – emergency care, respite care, short- and 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
Yorke and Mid North
Far North
ac.care Children of all ages – emergency care, respite care, short- and long-term care Mt Gambier - 8724 5400
Murray Bridge - 8531 4900
Berri - 8580 5300
Limestone Coast
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Riverland
Anglicare SA All ages, non-Aboriginal children – emergency care, respite care, short- and long-term care Adelaide - 8131 3456 Adelaide Metro
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Adelaide Hills
Centacare Catholic Country SA All ages of children and young people – emergency care, respite care, short- and long-term care Ceduna - 8625 3810
Whyalla - 8640 4900
Pt Lincoln - 8683 0733
Eyre and Western
Junction Australia Ltd Children and young people of all ages - short- and long-term care. Adelaide - 8203 5700 Adelaide Metro
Fleurieu and Kangaroos Island
Life Without Barriers Children of all ages and young people – respite care, short- and long-term care Adelaide - 8193 9400 Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Yorke Peninsula
Limestone Coast
Lutheran Community Care Children of all ages – emergency care, respite care, short- and long-term care Adelaide - 8337 8787 Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Adelaide Hills
Uniting Country SA All ages, non-Aboriginal children – emergency care, respite care, short- and long-term care Port Augusta, Clare, Port Pirie and Kadina - 8633 9022 Yorke and Mid North
Far North Regions

Respite-only foster care agencies

Agency Seeking carers forPhoneCoverage
Time for Kids Inc. Respite care children and young people of all ages who live with kinship carers. 8245 8100 Adelaide Metro
Adelaide Hills
Barossa, Light and Lower North

Specialist agencies

Agency Seeking carers forPhoneCoverage
Centacare Family-based foster care for children and young people of all ages. Short-term carers will work as part of a team to reunify children with their family. Respite and long-term carers are also needed (general and specialist). 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 and young people with high or complex behavioural or disability-related needs - respite care and long-term care. Adelaide - 8193 9400 Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Yorke Peninsula
Limestone Coast

Related information

Contact

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


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Page last updated 30 May 2020

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