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 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.

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!

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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

Number of children and young people in foster care in South Australia

(30 June 2017):

1,344

Source: Department for Child Protection

Number of children and young people in kinship care in South Australia

(30 June 2017):

1,548

Source: Department for Child Protection

Percentage of children and young people living with foster care families

(30 June 2016):

38.8

Source: Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People

Percentage of children and young people living with kinship care families

(30 June 2016):

45.2

Source: Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People

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