Alternative care - living with foster parents
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Sometimes children or young people are unable to live at home. Foster care provides a temporary caring home for a child or young person while their parents/caregivers and family members receive support to help them work out difficulties. Where possible, children and young people are reunited with their parents as quickly as possible.
Foster care is arranged only after other options within the child or young person’s family and community have been explored.
For information about alternative care in South Australia:
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Youth Healthline on 1300 13 17 19 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).