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NEW Carer Guide: Review of decisions

22 October 2018

Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers – SA Inc (CF&KC-SA) is celebrating the full implementation of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (SA) (Act) today and the improved legal rights of foster and kinship carers (Carers). Carers in South Australia are entitled to seek a review of a decision of the Chief Executive, Department…

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Recharge tickets selling fast!

02 October 2018

Tickets to the 2018 CF&KC-SA Recharge event are selling fast…don’t miss out on your opportunity to hear from inspirational and engaging speaker Nathan Wallis (back by popular demand!) and Gary Edwards, a communication coach and professional magician! Click here to view the flyer and visit our Events page to register.  

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Updated DCP Carer Payment Rates and Loadings (Oct 2018)

02 October 2018

The DCP Carer Payments Team have advised there are new Carer Payment Rates and Loadings effective 1 October 2018. Further details are available on the DCP website – click here to access Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information for Carers.

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Official Opening of site and Launch of Carer Advocacy Service

18 September 2018

On Tuesday 11 September 2018, the Hon. Rachel Sanderson MP, Minister for Child Protection officially opened our site located at 2 / 224 Main North Road, Prospect. Following a traditional smoking ceremony and welcome from Mickey O’Brien, we launched the Carer Advocacy Service with a morning tea celebration attended by over 60 CF&KC-SA Members, key…

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2018 Foster & Kinship Carer Survey Results Summary

11 September 2018

In July 2018, we asked South Australian foster and kinship carers (Carers) to tell us what it’s like to be in their shoes, to be upfront and honest, share the challenges and barriers they face, together with the successes and rewards which come from providing family-based care to children and young people who cannot live…

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