What the service offers
Individuals and families who join the AnglicareSA foster care family receive ongoing support to ensure the needs of children and young people in care, and the needs of the foster care families themselves, are being met. All foster carers are allocated a dedicated support worker who stays in contact with regular phone calls, home visits and who attends meetings with the foster carers and Families SA.
First-year carers receive more intensive support and there are opportunities for development in the future for all carers.
Potential foster care families who are progressing through the inquiry, assessment, development, support and training process also receive support to ensure they have accurate information and advice which is tailored to their situation.
After hours support
AnglicareSA recognises that foster care comes with its own unique rewards and challenges. These challenges don’t always take place during business hours, so support is always available. Trained AnglicareSA employees staff the after hours service. They will assess callers and refer them to the correct program or service provider.
The after hours contact details are provided to foster carers on completion of their training and assessment.
Who can access the service
Young people under the Guardianship of the Minister, foster families, other service providers.