Support

Strong support is vital to ensure stable and secure homes for children in care. It is so important you never feel alone during  your caregiving journey.  Fostering Kids New Zealand offers a variety of support, advocacy and information to meet your individual needs.

You can access support by contacting your local Regional Coordinator or national office on 0800 693 323.  We will either help you ourselves, or connect you to the help you need.  Whether you need information, support with a child’s behaviour or you just need someone to listen.

“Recently I was in an impossible situation with things not going at all well for our foster son. So I rang Fostering Kids and was blown away by the continued support we received.  A huge thank you to those who fielded my calls.  I encourage anyone at the end of the road to pick up the phone” A grateful caregiver who contacted their Regional Coordinator

Red-Tree-450We have over 35 Caregiver Support Associations throughout the country.  They provide networking opportunities and peer support from people who ‘have walked in your shoes’.   They keep connected through regular support meetings, events and private caregiver Facebook pages. To find out more about these groups please contact your local Regional Coordinator or national office.