Filmmaker releases project based on her care experience

December 2016 You may remember, a few months ago, we told you about a young film maker making a short movie which draws on her experience of foster care. Well now, Sydney Ann and her producer Ruby have released the film, and they want to share it with us. ‘Amelia Speaking’ was written and directed by Sydney Ann, and produced …

Awards bring joy for quake-hit caregiving family.

December 2016 Life has dealt some tough blows for caregiver Jules Wallace and her family. The Kaikoura earthquake destroyed their Waiau home and most of their possessions. The quake followed the loss of two of their children, one to cot death and another in a tragic farm accident. But, at the start of the month, the family had cause to …

Fostering Kids NZ welcomes Budget 16 investment.

26 May 2016 MEDIA RELEASE Fostering Kids NZ welcomes the targeted investment announced in Budget 2016 to support the work of caregivers with vulnerable children. The Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley has announced $199.9 million over four years for the transformation programme and the new child-centred operating model. This includes caregiver recruitment and training, and better access to support …

The right thing for our young people.

19 October 2016 MEDIA RELEASE Fostering Kids NZ applauds move to raise the age young people may leave care to 21, with support up to 25. Fostering Kids NZ (FKNZ), the charity which supports caregiving families, is praising Government reforms which will allow young people to access state care up to the age of 21, with support to 25. Once …