Here at Fostering Kids NZ we love to celebrate the incredible work that caregivers do for the children in their care. Each year, alongside Oranga Tamariki, we hold our annual Excellence in Foster Care Awards. The awards are a chance to honour those who always go above and beyond for the children and young people in their care. Often caregivers are such modest and giving people, that they do not believe they are worthy of an award. However, that simply demonstrates how selfless they are.
The Excellence in Foster Care Awards acknowledge caregivers for the amazing things they do for others. The recipients of the awards get a chance to take a moment for themselves and enjoy the couple of days in Wellington, where the Awards are held.
In the Past, recipients have been taken out for lunch, visited Weta Workshop, toured Parliament and enjoyed the general atmosphere of Wellington City. For some past Award recipients, their attendance to the awards was the first time, in a very long time, that they had been away from the kids.
Caregivers, social workers, teachers and people from our communities can nominate caregivers to receive an award. It is always a huge challenge to choose only ten award recipients from these very deserving nominees, especially when all caregivers deserve to be celebrated for the extraordinary work they do.
Nominations close 5.00pm, Monday 19 November 2018.
To nominate an amazing caregiver or caregiver couple please download and complete this form here: EFCA Nomination Form.Or alternatively contact Bianca Taylor, Fostering Kids NZ, 0800 693 323, Bianca.Taylor@nullfosteringkids.org.nz. We recommend additional information be included as part of the nomination. (This may be letters of support from friends, people in the community or children and young people in their care.)
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