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to provide safe & nurturing homes.

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COVID-19 UPDATE (14/02/21) – Training in Auckland and South Auckland has been cancelled.  If you are unsure please call 0800 693 323 or email dagmarc@caringfamilies.org.nz

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Learning Together Online

Have you ever asked yourself why your child or young person has such extreme behaviour?  Join us in our new online discussion series. From the comfort of your own home, you can be part of this online series: learning together.

In February we will be discussing the ‘A, C & E’ IN PACE = ACCEPTANCE, CURIOSITY & EMPATHY.  Register today.   

Who is Caring Families Aotearoa?

Caring Families Aotearoa (formerly Fostering Kids New Zealand) was formed more than 40 years ago to help caregiving families. We are here to support families who open their homes and hearts to tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) in need of care and protection.

Our Support for you as a Caregiver

Strong support is vital to ensure stable and secure homes for children in care.
It is so important you never feel alone during  your caregiving journey.
Caring Families Aotearoa offers a variety of support, advocacy and information
to meet your individual needs.

Caring Families Aotearoa provides training and learning opportunities to help you in your caregiving role.

News

Happy New Year from Linda

Linda's Messge to YouHappy New year to you all.  I hope you all managed to get some enjoyable time in that lovely sun (or snow) during the break.  I am sure like us you are all happy to see the end of 2020 and we can look forward to a brighter 2021. However, it is...

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New Team Members at Caring Families Aotearoa!
New Team Members at Caring Families Aotearoa!

New Team Members at Caring Families AotearoaIn the last five months we have welcomed five new people to the Caring Families Aotearoa Team. Di Marshall Senior Administrator Di joined us in August 2020. Di has a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE and was an Early Childhood...

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School and Year Start-up Payment
School and Year Start-up Payment

School and Year Start-up PaymentIf you are receiving the Unsupported Child’s Benefit (UCB) or the Orphans Benefit (OB) you are eligible to receive a School and Year Start-up Payment. The School and Year Start-up Payment is to help you with school-related costs at the...

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Remembering Billie Galloway
Remembering Billie Galloway

Remembering Billie GallowayIt is with great sadness that I write this message. Billie Galloway (Aunty Billie) passed away Saturday morning surrounded by friends and family. This has left a huge hole in our world, but the legacy she has left behind has made her one of...

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Upper North News – February 2021
Upper North News – February 2021

Ngā mihi mahana me hari Tau Hōu Pākehā ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings and happy Pākehā New Year to you all. The Term One training calendar is loaded with training scheduled in Whangārei, Kaitaia, and Kaikohe, also please take note of the online events that are...

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Lower South News – February 2021
Lower South News – February 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, My name is Rayleen Hubac, and I have the privilege of beginning as the new Lower South Regional Coordinator for Caring Families Aotearoa. I am excited to be working with such a passionate group of people and look forward to connecting with the many...

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