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Let a young person know just how remarkable they are by nominating them for a William Wallace Award.

Ten awards were presented to extraordinary caregivers and caregiver couples at the Excellence in Foster Care Awards ceremony held at Government House on Friday, 11 March.

“You deserve a medal”… This statement is often a flippant remark made in passing, but when it comes to being a foster carer, it’s true - they do deserve a medal for opening up their homes and hearts to vulnerable children who can’t live in their own homes.

Police dogs in action were the highlight for Child, Youth and Family kids in care at the recent Christmas party hosted by New Zealand Police.

Underwater welder, social worker, flight attendant, police officer and Prime Minister, were among the career aspirations of twenty-four young people in foster care who received William Wallace awards on Tuesday 8 December.