National Conference

‘Keeping PACE’ is New Zealand’s only two day conference for caregivers and those working within the sector. We have a full programme of international and national speakers excited to give you the latest learnings and tools to help create your very own therapeutic home to heal children in care. Registrations are now open.

21 and 22 September 2022, Lower Hutt Event Centre


Registration for the 2022 conference, Keeping PACE, are now open.  Visit the conference site for full details about conference, including speakers, programme, costs, accommodation and to register.

Conference Funding Application

If you have never attended our National Conference before and would love to come, but need some financial support, we have a fund available you can apply to. Fill out the form below and email it to us by Tuesday 31 May 2022.


Fantastic, awesome, amazing I feel energized, charged, ready to get back in and begin spreading the things learned fantastic venue.



Fantastic conference! I feel very grateful to have been part of such an inspiring, high quality conference. The passion and aroha in helping children is evident. A lovely group and great couple of days- thank you!

This was my first Caring Families Aotearoa conference. It was an amazing experience- so positive, professional, caring. Great speakers and workshops. Thank you. It was uplifting, affirming and inspiring.

As usual, a most wonderfully enjoyable time. Workshops, key note speakers, networking and catching up with ‘old friends’.