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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

North West News – August 2020
North West News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I’ve been wondering how you are supporting your tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) to make sense of what’s happening around them in the world at the moment, especially while we manage our own...

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Central North News – August 2020
Central North News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, The star cluster Matariki (also known as the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, or Subaru!) appears in our skies in the month of Pipiri (June–July), marking the start of the Māori New Year. This is the coldest time...

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East Coast News – August 2020
East Coast News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Even though its winter time and we like to hibernate inside during these months, Matariki has been upon us. The star cluster, Matariki (also known as the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, or Subaru!) appears in our...

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Lower North News – August 2020
Lower North News – August 2020

Kia ora everyone, I hope your month has gone well? It has been busy here in National Office. We had a great few days at the end of June when all the Regional Coordinators from around New Zealand gathered here for training. It was wonderful to meet everyone in person...

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Upper South News – August 2020
Upper South News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I hope you all had a wonderful winter break and the holidays gave you an opportunity to spend some time with your tamariki (children) after what seemed a very short time of them being back at school. It...

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Canterbury News – August 2020
Canterbury News – August 2020

Tēnā koutou everyone, Things will hopefully start feeling less wintery soon – but while we’re indoors you can keep warm at one of our upcoming Trainings... I’m excited to be delivering newly developed material on “Identity & Belonging” and “Legal Information” –...

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