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COVID-19 Update

Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone upcoming trainings due to the current COVID-19 lockdown. All face-to-face trainings have been cancelled for the remainder of this term and will commence next term when it is once again safe to meet. Our national office team will update you with training details as they come to hand.

We are all working from home. Please call your Regional Coordinator or 0800 693 323 if you need support.

For official information and updates visit covid19.govt.nz and health.govt.nz

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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.

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

Allowance Available for Counselling
Allowance Available for Counselling

Allowance Available for CounsellingDid you know there is a counselling subsidy available through Work and Income? If you, your partner or the children in your care require counselling, you can apply to get financial assistance as part of a Disability Allowance. This...

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2021 Excellence in Foster Care Awards
2021 Excellence in Foster Care Awards

2021 Excellence in Foster Care Awards At Caring Families Aotearoa, we have the privilege of working with and supporting so many amazing caregivers who go above and beyond what is expected of them for the tamariki and rangatahi in their care. This July 16 caregivers...

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Celebrating Matariki
Celebrating Matariki

Celebrating Matariki in Aotearoa / New ZealandFrom the end of June to mid-July this year in Aotearoa / New Zealand we celebrated Matariki. Matariki is a star cluster in the sky and its arrival has a wonderful meaning; it is a time to spend with whānau (family) and...

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East Coast News – August 2021
East Coast News – August 2021

Kia ora everyone, For those of you who haven't heard yet, Sarah your Regional Coordinator, has moved on to another role.  We thank Sarah for the great job she did supporting caregivers and wish her well on her new adventure.    Going forward, if you need support,...

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Upper North News – August 2021
Upper North News – August 2021

Kia ora, I needed a break from work after facilitating events and trainings through June. I also experienced the loss of a close family member and friend over the last few months, and welcomed a new mokopuna into te Ao Marama (the world). Life’s like this sometimes,...

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