Lower South News – Feb 2017

Message from Barbara

Happy New Year everyone

fullsizeoutput_f50We hope you managed to have some relaxation and family time over the holidays.  With the start of the school year just underway, routines will be getting back into motion again for the year ahead.

Speaking of the start of the school year, there was a post on Facebook about the School and Year Start Up payment.  It’s for those caregivers that are receiving the Unsupported Child’s Benefit or Orphan’s Benefit for a child in your care.  If you want to find out more, here’s the link

Training

Now the children are back at school, it is a good time to think about our own learning goals this year. As you know, one of the main functions of Fostering Kids NZ is to provide high quality training for caregivers – to support your work providing safe and nurturing homes.

Whether you are new to the caregiving world, or a very experienced caregiver, there is something for everyone in our training schedule. Find out more about it here.

Website makeover

Have you had a chance to have a look at our website lately?  We’ve made some changes and updates.join-now  As a result of feedback we’ve received from caregivers we’ve now got some information about taking photos of children/young people in care, financial assistance information and a link to the charter of rights for children in care.

There are lots of other changes so have a look around.

We’d love to hear from you if you have any other suggestions of what you think would be valuable on our website.

 

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