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 …