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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.

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How to battle NITs
How to battle NITs

How to battle NITs - Advice from the NitLady Head lice can be an extremely frustrating, seemingly endless nightmare but with the right knowledge and products you can eradicate them and prevent re-infestation long term!   Here is what I have learned... Head lice are...

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Chairman’s Message
Chairman’s Message

Chairman's MessageKia ora tatou, Firstly a big thank you to caregivers in these challenging times. I first became interested in the issues facing caregivers when assisting Linda (CEO) on the submission to Government on "Improving Outcomes for Children in Foster Care"...

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Winter Energy Payment
Winter Energy Payment

Winter Energy PaymentThe Winter Energy Payment is an extra payment to those who receive a main benefit, New Zealand Super or Veteran Pension to help with the cost of heating their home over the winter months.     If you are a single person receiving a main benefit,...

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Thank you MediaFund
Thank you MediaFund

Thank you Media Works MediaFundHave you heard our advert on the radio or seen our digital advert?  Thanks to the amazing support from Media Works and generosity from the MediaFund we have been promoting ourselves on The Breeze and Magic, we have digital adverts on...

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North West News – June 2020
North West News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou, As I work from my desk at home and reflect on the past, in many ways I’m grateful for the opportunity lockdown created to experience my life differently. Many of you shared this gratefulness during my ring around of the region, it was fantastic...

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Auckland News – June 2020
Auckland News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou katoa and sending you all warm pacific greetings, Well the rain came and has begun to nurture mother earth again after the drought. This has been welcomed through-out the motu. Many pupils returned to schools, and many of us returned to our offices. Our...

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