This Foster Care Week we join in the call for carers to be supported with the basics such as birth certificates and Medicare cards, to be unburdened by the financial pressure to pay for health and education expenses that aren’t covered by the care allowance.
Treatment foster care
Now delivering this life-changing program in South Australia, Treatment Foster Care Oregon is a treatment foster care program that supports young people with complex behaviours. Find out how you can become a treatment foster carer.Learn more
Ks 4 Kids!
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In Victoria, the growth in OOHC is the fastest in the nation – a grim reality for the state which has endured the harshest and longest lockdowns. With more than 45,000 children already in OOHC across Australia, an additional 4,500 children are estimated to enter OOHC because of the pandemic – put simply, we do not have enough carers.
Our success StoriesView all
We had about an hour’s notice, but we were prepared, we had a bed, a cot, some clothes, and some other basics. What we weren’t so prepared for was just how little some kids arrive with.
Although it has not been an easy journey, Jane’s progress has been remarkable since being placed in the TFCO program and she continues to show positive signs with her new carers. Read more about Jane’s remarkable story.
Thanks to the support of our team in the South West, the Harrington family were provided with an integrated service experience that was responsive to their expressed goals and need in real time. Hear more about their story now.
The OzChild story
OzChild is a leading child welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of at-risk children, young people and families in our community.
For nearly 170 years, OzChild has been working hard to provide a better future for those in our care, with the belief that every child and young person deserves the chance to shine.Read our full story
The work we do
Our foster and kinship care programs find safe and loving homes for children and young people in need, whilst providing full training and support to our community of carers.Learn more now
Our prevention and strengthening services support families through the delivery of early intervention and evidence-based programs, with the aim to strengthen and repair relationships.Learn more now
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