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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 March we will be discussing the ‘P’ in PACE = Playfulness, and building relationships through play. 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

Keeping Yourself Safe
Keeping Yourself Safe

Keeping Yourself Safe - All About Me PlanOne of the most important things you can do as a caregiver to keep yourself safe is to have an updated 'All About Me Plan' filled out for the children in your care.The All About Me Plan will tell you all about te tamaiti in...

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Upper North News – May 2021
Upper North News – May 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Kia ora koutou – You have made it through the school holidays, PHEW 😊 and hopefully you have the firewood stacked and/or the crochet blankets ready for comforting through these winter months ahead. The...

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Central North News – May 2021
Central North News – May 2021

Kia ora koutou, You have made it through the school holidays , PHEW, So did I. "Kaua e wareware, he ra ano apopo” “Don’t forget tomorrow is another day” This month we celebrate Mother’s Day. To all our mums who share their hearts with our children in care, can I say a...

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North West News – May 2021
North West News – May 2021

Tena Koutou Katoa, I hope you enjoyed Easter, the school holidays and hopefully a slight change of pace? Since our last Newsletter I have had a wee holiday in the lovely far North with mixed weather, but it was refreshing. I felt really blessed to have those few...

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East Coast News – May 2021
East Coast News – May 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, “Kaua e wareware, he ra ano apopo” “Don’t forget tomorrow is another day” Hopefully, over the school holidays, you had time to breathe and take some time for yourself. It has been great having time to speak to members and to get to know a little more...

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Upper South News – May 2021
Upper South News – May 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Welcome to May and the cooling temps and the shorter days! You will be preparing tamariki to go back to school after the holidays for term 2, so I hope you are all rested and have had an opportunity to...

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