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Being a foster carer is an incredibly rewarding experience. You can help create a brighter future for vulnerable children and young people.FIND OUT MORE
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Specialised foster carers are an integral part of our evidence-based program Treatment Foster Care Oregon. Be part of this life-changing program today.FIND OUT MORE
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Join us and find your Career at OzChild as we strive to ensure brighter futures for children, young people and families. View all our current vacancies.FIND OUT MORE
Upcoming Foster Care Information Sessions
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Khyl’s time in care hasn’t been easy, he comes with baggage, his trauma. This World Care Day Khyl shares his story about being in out-of-home care and living with OzChild foster Carer, Emily.Khyl’s story
Kai* entered foster care in January 2020 aged 14. When he arrived, he had been diagnosed with moderate depression, social anxiety and moderate OCD and he had been refusing to take his medication for some time.Kai’s story
Bella and her parents were referred to OzChild’s Stepping Stones to School (SS2S) program by her kindergarten teacher. Five-year-old Bella was attending her second year of four-year-old kinder.Bella’s story
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National Sorry Day
Join us in acknowledging Sorry Day and expressing heartfelt apologies to the survivors and descendants of the Stolen Generations. Discover the ongoing struggle faced by Aboriginal communities, and our commitment at OzChild to address systemic inequalities and advocate for family preservation. Together, let’s listen, learn, and work towards a future of healing, understanding, and reconciliation for all.
National Volunteer Week 2023
National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and appreciate the hard work volunteers do. t is a time to publicly thank all the volunteers who are a vital part of society that brings people together, builds communities and creates a better society for everyone.
International Women’s Day 2023
Forging women’s equality is important to everyone at OzChild. That is what this year’s International Women’s Day theme is encouraging all of us to do while embracing equity.
The OzChild Story
We had about an hour’s notice, but we were prepared, we had a bed, a cot, some clothes, and some other basics. Read more about Chrissy’s remarkable story.READ OUR FULL STORY
Our Evidence-Based Approach
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.LEARN MORE
Families Need Our Help!
Make a donation of as little as $5 and you could help break the cycle of intergenerational violence in families, giving them hope for a safer future.DONATE TODAY
The Work We Do
Foster and Kinship Care
Our foster and kinship care programs provide 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
Prevention and Strengthening
Through the delivery of early intervention and prevention programs, our Prevention and Strengthening services support and repair family relationships.LEARN MORE NOW
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can work full-time and foster. We tailor our support to ensure your foster care household and child/young person in your care thrives.
Yes. If you are a single person and have the energy and patience and care about children, you can become a foster carer.
Yes. OzChild welcomes carers from different backgrounds, cultures, religions and same sex relationships.
Children in foster care need privacy and a place to store their belongings, which means you need to have one spare bedroom in order to become a carer. If you live in a 1-bedroom house or apartment and you’re just wanting to care for little babies, they can sleep in a cot in your bedroom but only up to the age of one.
From the point of enquiry to accreditation as a foster carer, the process can take anywhere between 4 – 7 months.
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