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This section contains news articles and publications relevant to foster and kinship care.

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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Media Release – Launch of Carer Advocacy Service

10 September 2018

Launch of Carer Advocacy Service Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers – SA Inc (CF&KC-SA) is pleased to announce the official opening of its dedicated operating base at Prospect and launch of the Carer Advocacy Service (CAS). Click here to view the media release.

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Consultation on the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (SA) Regulations

12 August 2018

Click here to view a letter from CF&KC-SA to the Department for Child Protection, outlining our proposed amendments and feedback on the Regulations on behalf of SA’s Carer community, and for the benefit of the children and young people in their care.

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