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Kia ora everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well? Children will all be back at school now and hopefully have settled in well. Let’s hope this year is smoother than last and we don’t have too many of these little bumps!

We had an interesting conversation in February with one of our local caregivers and Jane Carrigan. Jane supported the caregiver with a NASC (Needs Assessment Service Centre) assessment for her child and is an independent disability advocate. I have included a link to her blog below. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more information or you can contact Jane directly.


Bernadette Jones
Lower North RC
027 501 0394

Foster Care Awareness Week is in March – I hope you are all able to take a moment to acknowledge yourselves and all the hard mahi you put into loving and raising the children in your care. The work you do is so valuable to young people in care.

Have a fantastic month everyone,


Support Groups

FASD Lower North Support Group

This Support Group is made up of carers and professionals and aims to meet monthly. For more information, please contact Leigh Henderson – leigh.henderson@fasd-can.org.nz OR Bernadette Jones – bernadettej@caringfamilies.org.nz

Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!

Lower North Support Closed Facebook Group