National Conference

Fostering Kids NZ’s annual conference is New Zealand’s premier conference for caregivers and people who work with children in care.  With an exciting line-up of international and local speakers, the conference presents a rare opportunity to learn from, and be inspired by, some of the most dynamic minds in the caregiving field.

This year the theme will be “Celebrating Foster Care.” We’ll be at the Rydges, Christchurch on the 28th and 29th September.

3 reasons to put the 2017 Fostering Kids NZ conference in your diary:

  • Gain strategies and insights to help the children in your care or the children you work with.
  • Learn from your peers who will be presenting engaging case studies, unique solutions and specialist topics to enhance your skillset.
  • Connect and collaborate with other caregivers from around New Zealand.

Attendees from previous years have included:

  • Caregivers
  • Social Workers
  • Iwi
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • Education
  • Ministry representatives

Here’s what our 2016 delegates had to say about the Fostering Kids NZ Conference:

“I gained a lot of ideas and strategies that I can add to my kite of knowledge in fostering and supporting fostering parents.”

“Amazing conference I’ve learnt so much and feel like I’m already going to be a way better caregiver.  I have tons of new ways to deal with life at home, I really enjoyed it.”

“This conference is very good, every year. I wish that it will go ahead next year.”

 “As usual, great speakers.  Inspiring, uplifting and affirming of us as caregivers.”

 “This is my first conference and I really enjoyed it, thank you.  I fell so blessed to be here.”

Conference Registration

Registration for this year’s conference will be available soon.

    Early bird

(before 18 August 2017)


(after 18 August 2017)

Full 2 Day Registration Caregiver Members $195.00

(FKNZ pay for dinner ticket)


(FKNZ pay for dinner ticket)

Non caregiver and Agency Members $290.00

(FKNZ pay for dinner ticket)


(FKNZ pay for dinner ticket)

Non Members $350.00 $375.00
1 Day Registration


Caregiver Members $100.00 $125.00
Non caregiver and Agency Members $150.00 $175.00
Non Members $180.00 $205.00
Conference Dinner Ticket (28th Sept) $70.00  


Note: All prices include GST


If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Kinsella  or 0800 693 323

National Conference 2016

Conference 2016 embraced the past, present and future of foster care in New Zealand with an amazing two days of keynote speakers and workshops.

If you are interested in the learning that took place at conference, please take the time to look through the speakers presentations – click here.

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Kinsella  or 0800 693 323