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Support to Care

Barnardos Support to Care provides a range of services to non-parent permanent caregivers.

The service

Barnardos Support to Care provides a range of services to non-parent permanent caregivers. It

  • helps caregivers meet the needs of children and young people who have been permanently placed with them
  • provides assistance so children have long–term, stable homes and better life outcomes.

The programme offers a range of assistance packages tailored to individual needs, including:

  • parenting advice and education
  • access to trauma–informed care training for caregivers
  • placement disruption support
  • transition support
  • whakapapa support and connection
  • early childhood services and support
  • supervised contact sessions
  • ‘Home for life’ support.

This service is free for eligible caregivers who meet the definition of a 'permanent caregiver' under the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989.

  • Whāngarei
  • Auckland region
  • Waikato region
  • Gisborne
  • Taranaki region
  • Whanganui
  • Manawatu & Horowhenua regions
  • Hutt Valley
  • Nelson & Blenheim
  • Canterbury region
  • Oamaru
  • Invercargill & Gore.

Caregivers can access this service via Permanent Caregiver Support Services. Call 0800 FOR PCSS (0800 367 7277) or email [email protected].