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About OzChild

Every child has rights - observing these rights and ensuring the safety and protection of our children is at the heart of OzChild’s work. For more than 160 years OzChild has been protecting the rights of Australian children and making sure they have the best opportunities for a brighter future. The children we work with are often abused, vulnerable and disadvantaged and it is our role to protect them, nurture them, develop them and give them a voice.

Our programs range from foster care for children aged 0 – 18 who can no longer live at home; services for children with disabilities; support such as counselling for families experiencing difficulties; respite for families whose children often have complex needs; education and development programs and scholarships for disengaged and underprivileged youth.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

OzChild is committed to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – the rights listed below are taken from the Convention

Every child has the right…

  • to be safe
  • to be free from all forms of violence
  • to an education
  • to be protected from sexual exploitation and abuse
  • to special care and support if they are disabled
  • to play
  • to survive and develop healthily
  • to not be discriminated against
  • to special and proper care if they cannot be looked after by their family
  • to be protected from exploitation
  • to have their rights respected, protected and fulfilled
  • to develop their own personality, talents and abilities to their fullest
  • to an adequate standard of living
  • to have their views respected

It is our job to protect these rights

Our Services

Our Vision & Mission