Lutheran Care celebrates the multicultural society and the rich diversity of culture, language and ethnicity in Australia.
We believe that all children in care, regardless of their race, ethnicity or cultural background, have the right to grow up safe in culture and community. We proudly endorse the Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care and are dedicated to supporting all Lutheran Care foster families to provide culturally safe placements for all children and young people placed in their care.
Our vision is to see all children and young people grow up safe in culture, with a strong sense of pride, identity and belonging.
We build relationships and partnerships with diverse cultural communities in South Australia to connect children, young people and foster families to local cultural leaders, community groups, activities and resources. We do this to give children and young people every opportunity to know about who they are and their history; to understand their culture; and to establish and maintain lifelong cultural connections.
Our Support for Foster Carers
Lutheran Care provides personalized support for all Lutheran Care foster carers caring for culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people.
Every Lutheran Care foster family is allocated a dedicated Foster Care Case Worker (Support Worker) who journeys with you and your family throughout your fostering journey. Our team of highly skilled and experienced staff walk alongside you and can help provide you with information, advocacy and support to help connect the children and young people in your care to their cultural communities.
In addition to your dedicated Support Worker, Lutheran Care's dedicated Multi-Cultural Worker is also available to support you and your family provide a culturally safe home for the children in your care.