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Supporting Caregivers
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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

Lower North News – September 2020
Lower North News – September 2020

Kia ora everyone, Well done everyone, we’re at September in this extraordinary time still dealing with the COVID-19 alert level changes happening around Aotearoa. I hope all your loved ones are keeping well, both physically and mentally. My son is in Auckland and is...

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Auckland News – September 2020
Auckland News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,As we have experienced the various faces of winter in our region over August, so to have we experienced the ever-changing faces of the Covid-19 situation. I do hope you’ve managed to get the support you’ve...

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East Coast News – September 2020
East Coast News – September 2020

Kia ora, kei te tūmanako koutou pai / Hello and I hope you are all well, 2020 will be remembered as a year of standing together to beat COVID-19. As we again experience living in different alert levels around the country, working together to minimize the spread of...

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Masks for Care Families
Masks for Care Families

Masks for Care FamiliesCraft Cafe Creative Being co-founders, Susan Allison and Susie Jones have been working with children from St Francis de Sales School in Island Bay, Wellington, to make masks for our members. A group of children gave up their lunchtimes to cut...

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Northwest News – September 2020
Northwest News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, In my work, I find myself regularly going back to a great book: Kim Golding’s "Nurturing Attachments – Supporting children who are fostered or adopted". Every time I read it; I find another nugget of gold....

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