Foster Care Information Sessions
Our commitment to recruiting foster carers for vulnerable children and young people in need remains one of our highest priorities. We are also abiding by the health and social distancing recommendations of SA Health and governing authorities.
We are therefore offering both online and in-person options to attend an upcoming Information Session. Both sessions will be held live with an LCC Foster Care staff member and will continue to include opportunities for you to ask any questions you may have.
Information Sessions cover detailed information about different types of care and the role of foster carers, and will inform you about the process to becoming a foster carer in our current context.
If you would like to speak to someone about becoming a foster carer, please feel free to contact our team on 8337 8787. We would be delighted to have a personal chat with you and explore the possibilities of becoming a foster carer with you in a personal conversation.
Enquire About Foster Care
To contact us about fostering, you can:
1. Call us on 8337 8787
For a personal conversation about your circumstances and how fostering might suit your lifestyle. We can chat with you when you call, or book a time when you and your partner/spouse are both free. We can have a chat over the phone or arrange a time to video chat via Zoom.
When we receive your enquiry, we will get in touch with you. We can arrange a time for a phone conversation or video chat via Zoom.
3. Register for an upcoming Information Session.
Our upcoming dates and details are below. When you register for an online Information Session we'll send you a confirmation email and the link with helpful information about joining the session on the day.
Foster Care Information Sessions
Foster Care Information Sessions are a great way for us to meet you and an opportunity for you to hear a bit more information about the process of becoming a registered foster carer.
To give you the best possible picture of what it’s like to be a foster carer, we also have an opportunity for you to hear from one of our current foster carers, to hear first hand about their fostering experiences.
Please see details below regarding our upcoming Foster Care Information Sessions.
If you would like to find out more about foster care prior to attending one of our information sessions, you can download our information booklet below.
Foster Care Information Session (Online)
Our chosen online platform is Zoom. You can register for a session by submitting the following form, and we will send you an email to confirm your registration.
Wednesday 20 January 2021 [Live Online Webinar] 6.30PM
Friday, 12 February 2021 [Live Online Webinar} 10AM
Foster Care Information Session (In-Person)
Due to COVID-19 we will be meeting in small groups of people and have in place appropriate protocols to support physical distancing to ensure the health and wellbeing of attendees.
Please RSVP as places are limited. If any details about the sessions listed here change, we will be in contact with you in advance of the session to let you know.
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 - Glynde Lutheran Church (Level 1)
15-17 Glynburn Rd, Glynde 6.30 - 8.30pm
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 - Marion Community House
175 Oaklands Rd, Warradale 6.30 - 8.30pm
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 - Immanuel Lutheran Worship Centre
cnr Second & Seventh Sts, Gawler 6.30 - 8.30pm
Our Foster Care Information Session will also assist you to:
- consider the implications of undertaking a foster care role, including how it may impact upon your family and friends
- become better informed about the significant responsibilities of foster carers, and;
- consider what type of foster care may be best suited to your situation. However, you don't have to determine what type of care you prefer before you speak with us or submit your Registration of Interest. The process to becoming a foster carer is the same, regardless of which type of care you choose, and your Assessment Worker can help you identify where your strengths may be throughout your assessment process.
You can register for an information session by phone on (08) 8337 8787, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register for an information session online.
Our information sessions run for approximately two hours with a scheduled break in the middle.