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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

Pizza for Care Whānau
Pizza for Care Whānau

Pizza for care whānauDuring Foster Care Awareness Week we celebrate the wonderful mahi of caregivers around Aotearoa.  This year, with all the uncertainty around COVID-19, we decided to give caregivers a night off cooking and cooked up a deal with Domino's Pizza. All...

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Central North News – April 2021
Central North News – April 2021

Kia ora everyone, My name is Christine Frost and I have been given the opportunity and privilege to be the new Central North Regional Coordinator for Caring Families Aotearoa. I am extremely excited to be in this position and am looking forward to supporting...

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East Coast News – April 2021
East Coast News – April 2021

Kia ora Koutou, “Mai i te Kopae kit e urupa, tatou ako tonu ai” “From the cradle to the grave we are forever learning”. It has been lovely meeting those of you who have dropped into the new office and I am looking forward to touching base with those I haven’t yet met....

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North West News – April 2021
North West News – April 2021

Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou Katoa, It’s been a busy couple of months at our house as my husband and I have supported my elderly parents to purchase a new home and sell up so they can live closer to amenities and closer to the practical support we are able to...

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Lower North News – April 2021
Lower North News – April 2021

Kia ora everyone, Well, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. I feel like I had so much more planned to do in the garden this summer – roll on next summer. Happy Easter to you all. I hope you get to have a break of some sort during the...

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Upper North News – April 2021
Upper North News – April 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Events Shout out to Kaikohe Caregivers for turning up to Pizza in the Park on March 23. We had a lot of fun and food, plus a great catch-up for caring families who don’t often get to socialise. In February...

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