We chose to care...
"because we could and
because we couldn't sit
back and not help"
Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers - SA Inc (CF&KC-SA) is the peak representative body for foster and kinship carers (Carers) in South Australia.
CF&KC-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.
2018 FOSTER & KINSHIP CARER SURVEY - now open
CF&KC-SA is again seeking feedback from South Australian foster and kinship carers during July 2018 with the launch of our annual Foster & Kinship Carer Survey - please click here to access the survey.
Further information is available here.
Results will be made available during Foster & Kinship Carers Week in September.
PEER SUPPORT - CARERS SUPPORTING CARERS
Visit the Peer Support Network page to find out more about our experienced Carer volunteers who are available to have a chat and offer their experience on a range of issues relevant to caring for children and young people in the context of the child protection system - and caring for themselves too!
CF&KC-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
As at 31 March 2018
Source: Department for Child Protection
Number of children and young people in foster care in South Australia
Number of children and young people in kinship care in South Australia
Percentage of children and young people living with foster care families
Percentage of children and young people living with kinship care families
"The support I have received from CF&KC-SA has been so helpful -- it's given me the confidence to continue caring." (Carer)