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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

Upper North News – September 2020
Upper North News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa tēnei Hepetema / Warm greetings to you all this September, (Te Ao Hurihuri) Our ever changing world is even more changeable with Covid-19. You will have seen, if you’re on Facebook, the many theories and opinions about how this virus...

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Obituary for Graeme Swinney
Obituary for Graeme Swinney

Obituary for Graeme SwinneyIt was with great sadness that on 21 August 2020 we heard of Graeme Swinney's death.  Born on the 5 September 1939 Graeme was a warm, caring, down to earth person with a lot of wisdom and a great sense of humour.  "Very few people give back...

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How is COVID-19 making you feel?
How is COVID-19 making you feel?

How is COVID-19 making you feel?We have all been affected by COVID-19... It has caused a range of feelings for both adults and children. As a Caregiver, you will have added pressure as you are looking after children who already have high needs and this is further...

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Sims Pacific Metals
Sims Pacific Metals

Is it time to have a big clear out?As the days get longer, the mornings become crisp and the temperature begins to warm up, we know that spring is on its way. Freshly cut grass, daffodils and baby animals all around. What a glorious time of the year.Instead of taking...

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Central North News – September 2020
Central North News – September 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa, I am looking forward to seeing some of you at workshops over the next few weeks. It is great that we can work with all the necessary COVID-19 guidelines so that we can still meet together. I am especially excited about the FASD workshop coming up in...

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Canterbury News – September 2020
Canterbury News – September 2020

Kia ora team! This year is disappearing quicker than a packet of Tim Tams… We had some robust kōrero (conversation) at the Understanding National Care Standards Training in Christchurch last month. There were three members of the Oranga Tamariki Care Team in...

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