We chose to care...
"
because we could and
because we couldn't sit
back and not help"

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.

CFC-SA 2017 RECHARGE Event

CFC-SA invites foster carers, kinship carers, support workers and case workers to join together and "recharge" on:

Friday 20th October 2017
The Arkaba Hotel

Day session - 10.00am-2.30pm
OR
Evening session - 6.00-10.00pm
 

Online bookings now open! Click here for more information, costs and to register...

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2017 CFC-SA Foster & Kinship Carer Survey

Thank you to the 246 foster and kinship carers who completed the 2017 Foster & Kinship Carer Survey during July – a summary of the results is now available - click here to view

From initial responses, we believe the data and information provided will be invaluable in guiding our current strategy, informing future planning decisions and achieving better outcomes for foster and kinship carers in South Australia.

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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 30 June 2017):

1,344

Source: Department for Child Protection

Number of children and young people in kinship care in South Australia (as at 30 June 2017):

1,548

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)