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.

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

As at 31 March 2018

Source: Department for Child Protection

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

1,398

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

1,625

Percentage of children and young people living with foster care families

39.0

Percentage of children and young people living with kinship care families

45.4

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