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.

On behalf of the CFC-SA Board and employees... 

We would like to acknowledge the vital role that foster and kinship families play in making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people.

We take this opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the holiday season and New Year.

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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

(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 CFC-SA has been so helpful -- it's given me the confidence to continue caring." (Carer)