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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

Annual General Meeting 2020
Annual General Meeting 2020

2020 Annual Report DownloadOn Friday 16 October, we held our 2020 Annual General Meeting in Lower Hutt. This year we also made the AGM available virtually and had members join us from all around Aotearoa. The AGM was opened by Hera Clarke (Poutaki Māori), followed by...

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Social Workers Registration
Social Workers Registration

New Requirements for Social WorkersAmendments were made to the Social Workers Registration Act (passed by Parliament in early 2019). This Act will make it mandatory for anyone calling themselves a Social Worker, and practising in New Zealand, to be registered with the...

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We are Learning Together
We are Learning Together

We are Learning TogetherIn October we presented our first Ako Ngātahi-Learning Together online discussion series. The first part of the series was on 'Shield Against Shame' which explored the behaviours traumatised tamariki develop to keep themselves safe. Both an...

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Upper North News – November 2020
Upper North News – November 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I had a break from mahi over the school holidays in the beautiful Pewhairangi (Bay of Islands) at a whānau bach – we fished every day and tugged around to Rawhiti sharing our smoked kahawai with whānau who...

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Auckland News – November 2020
Auckland News – November 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa,Well summer has certainly arrived – it is wonderful to have some consistent warmth in the air – and yes, we still need more rain for our whenua (land) and our dams. My family and I enjoyed a trip to Taranaki over Labour weekend to see whānau. I grew...

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