Foster Care

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Country people who volunteer to become foster carers offer children and young people, who cannot live with their birth family, a chance to thrive in a safe and nurturing home in their own community.

Part of our role is to support people such as yourself who are considering making a commitment to care for vulnerable young people, to answer your questions and share information about being a foster carer. By reading this information and talking with our team, we hope you gain a clear understanding about how foster care can fit for you, your family and other household members.

There are many things to consider around becoming a foster carer and the information featured on our website covers many of these topics. You are welcome to contact our team at any time to discuss your own circumstances and raise questions. provides support for carers in eastern regional South Australia to open their hearts and homes to young people in need of home-based care.

Foster carers can provide different types of care depending on their availability and personal circumstances.

These include Respite Care of children occasionally or periodically for a weekend or as a short break, Emergency Care, Short-term Care and Long-term Care when it is unlikely a child will return to their biological family home.

If you think you could help and would like to have a chat about what foster care involves, one of our friendly Foster Care team will be happy to answer your questions and have an initial chat over the phone.

  • Murray Mallee, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula: 8531 4900
  • Limestone Coast: 8724 5400
  • Riverland: 8580 5300
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