Foster and Kinship Carers Week 2019 - OzChild

Celebrating the value of carers

This week marks Foster Care Week and for the first time, we also celebrate Kinship Carers Week. While we appreciate and give thanks to our carers every day, special weeks like this provide us with a wonderful opportunity to highlight the incredibly important role carers play in supporting children and young people.

During the last year OzChild supported over 500 children and young people within 270 households across southern and western Melbourne through our foster care programs, and over 400 kinship children and families.

On any given night OzChild supports over 550 children and young people to have a home across our kinship, foster care and Treatment Foster Care Oregon programs throughout Victoria, ACT, NSW and QLD.

Find out more about Foster Care Week

Find out more about Kinship Carers Week

A message from our Chief Executive Officer

You Can Ask That video series 

You Can Ask That takes an honest, real and light-hearted look at what it’s like to care for a child or young person. Watch as real-life carers discuss their personal journeys.


The Village App

The first of its kind in the Victorian child welfare sector, the Village App is changing the game for OzChild’s foster and kinship carers.


Become a foster carer

Being a foster carer can be life changing, for you and the child in your care. Find out more about making a difference in the life of a child or young person.