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.

You can access support by contacting your local Regional Coordinator or national office on 0800 693 323. We will either help you ourselves, or connect you to the help you need. Whether you need information, support with a child’s behaviour or you just need someone to listen.

Critical Support

Allegation Support

Virtual Support Group

Caregivers Resources

Financial Support

Support Group

Register a Support Group

Your Role, Rights and Responsibilities



Recently I was in an impossible situation with things not going at all well for our foster son. So I rang Fostering Kids and was blown away by the continued support we received. A huge thank you to those who fielded my calls. I encourage anyone at the end of the road to pick up the phone.

A grateful caregiver who contacted their Regional Coordinator

We have over 35 support groups throughout the country. They provide networking opportunities and peer support from people who ‘have walked in your shoes’. They keep connected through regular support meetings, events and private caregiver Facebook pages. To find out more about these groups please contact your local Regional Coordinator or national office.

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