Within Centacare’s program you will work as part of a care team to ensure that children can enjoy safe and secure homes. Carers are supported and receive ongoing training to prepare them for the joys and challenges of fostering.

Centacare Foster Care provides short-term, long-term and respite care for children from birth until adulthood. Many children within the program are cared for by foster families in short-term arrangements under Custody Order of the Chief Executive as part of a planned reunification with their birth family. For children on long-term custody orders, Centacare foster carers can provide care until the child or young person reaches the age of 18.

Do you have the desire to make a positive difference in a child’s life?

  • Are you empathetic and understanding?
  • Do you have a good understanding of the needs of children?
  • Do you have the capacity to provide care for a child?
  • Do you have a spare bedroom in your home?
  • Do you hold a current driver’s licence?

If you answered YES to all of the questions above we’d like to hear from you.
You may qualify to join our dedicated team of highly-trained and skilled foster carers.

Contact our Foster Care Team for more details or to book a place at one of our Information Sessions

Latest News

June 12th

MEN'S HEALTH WEEK: Well done to our Foster Care team member Eric Cruz on his successful BBQ fundraiser at our Seaton office this week for the Movember Foundation. Don't forget to follow Eric's MAN ABOUT ADL page for more Men's Health Week tips. ... See MoreSee Less

MENS HEALTH WEEK: Well done to our Foster Care team member Eric Cruz on his successful BBQ fundraiser at our Seaton office this week for the Movember Foundation.  Dont forget to follow Erics MAN ABOUT ADL page for more Mens Health Week tips.

June 4th

SIBLING CARE: Two sisters are keeping four foster brothers together. Carmen and Terese live just streets away from one another in Adelaide's western suburbs and between them care for the siblings as part of Centacare's “village” approach to foster care. It can be difficult to find one foster carer or household to take large sibling groups but the village concept aims to match carers who are related, close friends or live nearby who can ensure the children maintain regular contact. #Centacare #fostercare Lauren Novak The Advertiser

Amalie Mannik, Manager, Foster Care: ``It’s around identity and connection and fostering that. Your siblings are some of your biggest heroes when you are growing up. Being separated from their brother or sister is another trauma on top of being removed from their parents.''
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SIBLING CARE: Two sisters are keeping four foster brothers together. Carmen and Terese live just streets away from one another in Adelaides western suburbs and between them care for the siblings as part of Centacares “village” approach to foster care. It can be difficult to find one foster carer or household to take large sibling groups but the village concept aims to match carers who are related, close friends or live nearby who can ensure the children maintain regular contact. #Centacare #fostercare Lauren Novak The Advertiser

Amalie Mannik, Manager, Foster Care: ``It’s around identity and connection and fostering that. Your siblings are some of your biggest heroes when you are growing up. Being separated from their brother or sister is another trauma on top of being removed from their parents.

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Centacare

Meeting the Challenge

Centacare Catholic Family Services is a Catholic welfare organisation delivering a range of services across the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.

Client Services

413 Grange Road, Seaton, SA 5023
E fostercareenquiries@centacare.org.au

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday | 9am – 5pm