Our evidence-based approach

OzChild is dedicated to achieving better outcomes for children, young people and families through the delivery of Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare (FFT-CW)

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Specialised foster care

Treatment Foster Care Oregon is a specialised foster care program that supports children and young people with complex behaviours. Find out how you can become a specialised foster carer.

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Specialised foster care

Treatment Foster Care Oregon is a specialised foster care program that supports children and young people with complex behaviours. Find out how you can become a specialised foster carer.

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Become a foster carer today

Children and young people have become increasingly vulnerable due to COVID-19. We need new foster carers to ensure we can give kids a chance.

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Our evidence-based approach

OzChild is dedicated to achieving better outcomes for children, young people and families through the delivery of programs like FFT-CW, TFCO and SafeCare

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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.

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Our Evidence-Based
Approach

We are the largest provider of evidence-based and evidence-informed programs in Australia and are dedicated to achieving real outcomes for the children, young people and families in our care.

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The work we do

Foster and Kinship care
Foster and Kinship care
Foster & Kinship Care

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.

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Prevention & Strengthening Families
Prevention & Strengthening Families
Prevention &
Strengthening Families

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.

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Important health & wellbeing information

Find out how we are supporting our carers, children, young people and their family members as well as OzChild staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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Latest News and Events

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Why raising the age of criminal responsibility is so important

In Victoria during 2018-19, 34 children aged 10-13 years were in detention and all were unsentenced. While the number of children is low, the costs of incarceration to these children, their families, their communities and society are high.

Foster Care
OzChild Achieve Australian First

OzChild’s Treatment Foster Care Oregon program in Melbourne’s South East is not only saving vulnerable kids from a lifetime of disadvantage, but is the first in Australia to receive certification….

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Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Appoints New Chair

At the Centre’s first virtual AGM, our deputy chairperson Dr Lisa J. Griffiths acknowledged our outgoing Chairperson Paul McDonald. Paul is well known to most of our members having been…

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MEDIA RELEASE

Leading Community Service Organisation OzChild launches new program to keep children and young people in Victoria from entering out-of-home care OzChild is working with at-risk families in Western Melbourne, Brimbank…

Our success Stories

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Victoria’s story

Victoria has settled into family life well and now talks with a sense of hope and optimism about her future including her desire to travel and live overseas.

Victoria’s story
William’s story

Since being placed in the specialised foster care program, Treatment Foster Care Oregon, William has made great progress at home and school. Read more about William’s remarkable story.

William’s story
Leo’s story

With the help of the specialised foster care program Treatment Foster Care Oregon, Leo’s* behaviour improved remarkably. Find out more about Leo’s story now.

Leo’s story
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