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.

2017 CFC-SA Foster & Kinship Carer Survey - now open

CFC-SA wants to hear what is currently happening for Carer families in South Australia, what you believe would really make your family hum, and what changes will mean better times ahead for the children and young people in your care.

The Foster & Kinship Carer Survey will be available during July and should take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.

Click here to access the survey. Responses to this survey are confidential and anonymous. Data will be collated and presented in a report on this website.

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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 31 January 2017):

1,299

Source: Department for Child Protection

Number of children and young people in kinship care in South Australia (as at 31 January 2017):

1,513

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)