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National Caregiver Training Programme
As part of ensuring that the National Caregiver Training Programme (NCTP) remains a high-quality learning experience, Oranga Tamariki are currently undertaking a review of the modules to make sure that all current legislation is covered. It is important that the material we deliver is current and accurate to effectively support caregivers.

COVID-19 – All training has been cancelled during this period of isolation.  We will email all our members when trianing commences. If you are not a member and are interested in our training please email caregivertraining@caringfamilies.org.nz or call 0800 693 323.

On July 1 substantial changes to the Oranga Tamariki Act came into effect. We need to be sure that the National Caregiver Training Programme modules reflect these changes.

We’re working with Oranga Tamariki to ensure that modules become available again as soon as possible, and we apologise for this disruption to your training. We expect the first updated modules to be available from late-August and we’ll email you when the workshops are available again in your area.

During this time we will be delivering the Keeping Memories, FASD and The Importance of Play discussion sessions as an alternative, a new schedule will be available on the 1 August. We hope to also bring you some newly developed sessions on the new National Care Standards and what this might mean for you as caregivers and for the tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) you care for.

Any questions, or for any assistance please contact the Training Coordinator: caregivertraining@caringfamilies.org.nz or 0800 693 323.

About the National Caregiver Training Programme

These six hour workshops are free and open to Whanau/Foster/Kin caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren and Permanent/Home for Life caregivers, almost anyone who is raising children not born to them. Limited places may also be available for Caregiver Social Workers and NGO representatives that support these caregivers. We recommend Building Secure Attachments, Child Development and Understanding & Supporting Behaviour as the three core workshops that all caregivers should attend.

We also offer two hour discussion session which are delivered informally to a small (4-10) group of caregivers. They provide a variety of useful and practical information as well as offering peer support.

“A useful informative and well presented workshop”
“Training was done very well, very relaxed, well presented and everyone participated”
“I have found your training classes extremely useful and often refer to the booklets when I get children in with issues”

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