Connecting Foster Carers - SA Inc (CFC-SA) is the peak body for foster and kinship carers (Carers) in South Australia.

CFC-SA aims to improve the lives of children and young people in care through provision of services valuing and supporting Carer families to sustain strong and positive relationships.

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CFC-SA offers opportunities for Carers to:

  • Connect with other Carers;
  • Receive information about caring;
  • Access help and advocate for change; and
  • Discuss issues and receive support from a peer – someone who understands and can share caring experiences.

Latest figures for South Australia

Number of children and young people in foster care in South Australia (as at 31 January 2017):

1,299

Source: Department for Child Protection

Number of children and young people in kinship care in South Australia (as at 31 January 2017):

1,513

Source: Department for Child Protection

South Australian foster carer households with one or more children (as at 30 June 2016):

712

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

South Australian kinship carer households with one or more children (as at 30 June 2016):

961

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

"The support I have received from CFC-SA has been so helpful -- it's given me the confidence to continue caring." (Carer)