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 to comply with all current COVID-19 guidance and restrictions.
We offer both online and in-person options to attend an upcoming Information Session. Both sessions are held live, facilitated by an experienced Lutheran Care Foster Care staff member. Information Sessions cover detailed information about different types of care we provide, the roles and expectations of foster carers, the nature and challenges of foster care and detailed information about what you can expect throughout the assessment and training process to become a foster carer. Information Sessions are a unique opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and hear from both a staff member and a seasoned foster carer.
Throughout your journey to learn more about fostering and making an informed decision for you and your family, we are committed to providing you with honest and transparent information every step of the way.
Due to COVID-19 appropriate protocols are in place to support physical distancing at our in-person Information Sessions. To ensure the health and wellbeing of attendees please RSVP as places are limited.
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 08 8337 8787
We would be delighted to speak with you. Feel free to contact our friendly team for a confidential, 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.
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 prior to the session we'll send the link with helpful information about joining the webinar.
When booking an in-person Information Session, we'll send you a reminder SMS the day before the session to confirm all the details.
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. We will send you the Zoom link for joining the webinar the day before the session.
Friday, 3 December 2021 [Live Online Webinar] 10.00AM
Foster Care Information Session (In-Person)
Due to COVID-19 we meet in small groups of people and have the appropriate protocols in place to support physical distancing to ensure the health and wellbeing of attendees.
Bookings are essential. 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.
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 - Immanuel Lutheran Church
Cnr Second and Seventh Sts, Gawler 6.30 - 8.30pm
Wednesday, 3 November - Aldinga Library
11 Central Way, Aldinga Beach 6.30 - 8.30pm
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 - The Ark, Salisbury Lutheran Church
10 Waterloo Corner Rd, Salisbury 6.30 - 8.30pm
Wednesday, 1 December 2021 - Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers
2/224 Main North Rd, Prospect 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. Rest assured, 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 of becoming a foster carer is designed to help inform and determine what type of care best matches your physical and emotional capacity, unique skillset, lifestyle and life experience.
Throughout your assessment journey, your allocated Assessment Worker can help you identify which type of care may best suit your strengths.
You can register for an information session by phone on (08) 8337 8787, email [email protected] or register for an information session online.
Our information sessions run for approximately 90 minutes hours with a scheduled tea-break in the middle.
Information Session Attendees Say...
The information was very helpful. The approval process explanation was particularly useful to understand the steps to get prepared.
- Female attendee.
Thank you for tonight's session, it was very informative!
- Female attendee.
Thanks again for the information session last week, it was really informative and helpful!
- Husband and Wife attendees.
That was a really great session, and it flowed really well. Thank you!
- Male attendee.