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Connecting Carers NSW (CCNSW) provides support to foster, kinship and relative carers across New South Wales. We offer carers 24 hour telephone support, ongoing education, peer support and advocacy to assist carers in their vital role caring for children and young people in out of home care (OOHC).

Our staff are seasoned foster carers, registered nurses and educators. Collectively, we have more than 100 years of experience working with children and carers in the out of home care system.

We work with non-government agencies, health professionals, the Education Department and other agencies to support carers and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in care.

Connecting Carers NSW is auspiced by Karitane and funded by the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS).

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News Alert

Dhiiyaan and Another Life Apps – Out Now!

The interactive books tell the story of all the kinship carers out there, lovingly & gently parenting again. The books provide an amazing interactive reading experience for Kinship Carers, grandparents and their children. You will spend hours sharing your journey with your children through its beautiful story line, fascinating animated scenes and engaging interactions.

  • Top Reading app for Grandparents, kinship carers to share with their kids
  • This is a totally new reading experience, the books have beautiful animation with a rich narrative on each page
  • Automatically reads each page to you and allows you to control the reading
  • Enjoy the Original music, sound effects, interactive and animated features
  • Narration by Kinship carers for kinship carers
  • These remarkable stories to come to life and gives opportunity to grandparents & kinship carers to engage in open conversations with their children

Apps available to download on iTunes

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