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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

Upper South News – April 2021
Upper South News – April 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, As I write this, I reflect on where we were 12 months ago. Who would have believed that this virus would still be prevalent in the world and that our borders would still be closed. I am sure that there...

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Canterbury News – April 2021
Canterbury News – April 2021

Kia ora everyone, I hope all of our caregiver members registered for the ‘Night on Us’ – Pizza deal. Our household certainly did. Many thanks to Dominos, (nice to find out how community minded they are!) and to Caring Families Aotearoa. Thanks to one of our regional...

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Supporting the Journey to Adulthood
Supporting the Journey to Adulthood

Supporting the Journey to Adulthood: A Service Design with Rangatahi for RangatahiThe Transition Support Service has been designed with rangatahi and the community to support the 600 rangatahi who leave Oranga Tamariki care each year as they journey to adulthood. The...

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Easter Craft Activities
Easter Craft Activities

Easter Craft ActivitiesEaster is here! Why not hop into the long weekend and get the tamariki doing fun craft activities during the long weekend? Here is a list of some fun ways to add some craft activities to your Easter:Easter Basket Colouring CompetitionSet up a...

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