About us - OzChild

About us

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.

We work hard every day to provide a better future for those in our care with the belief that every child and young person deserves the chance to shine.

We are focused on providing support for children and young people in foster or kinship care and keeping families together where possible through the delivery of evidence-based programs and services aimed at strengthening and repairing relationships.

OzChild was one of the first not-for-profit organisations to introduce evidence-based programs to Australia and have a proven record of working collaboratively with government to allocate investment in innovative solutions to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

“It is no longer good enough for a child to only get what is available. We strive to give a child what is needed and what the evidence says works.”

Today OzChild employs over 700 staff, carers and volunteers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT, delivering 26 programs and services to over 10,000 children, young people and family members each year.

Our vision

It is our goal to see that all children and young people are safe, respected and nurtured, and reach their full potential.

Our purpose

We support vulnerable children and young people by providing healing, preventing abuse and neglect, and strengthening families.

OzChild Strategic Plan 2020: New Frontiers

Our Strategic Plan will drive our agenda until 2020. It describes our purpose and the key goals that will be implemented to ensure we achieve our vision that all children and young people are safe, respected, nurtured and reach their full potential.

Download the full version

Download the short version

Our commitment

All of our services are underpinned by a robust and contemporary governance framework, based on risk identification and resource prioritisation.

This statement represents a commitment from the board to staff, from the staff to the carers and volunteers, and from all of us to the children and their families we support. We will ensure that we remain a sustainable, honest and focused organisation, true to our values and transparent in the determination of our decisions.

Our commitment to Child Safety

We are committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect.
We are committed to creating environments in which children are safe, and feel safe, in all our programs and services.
We are committed to listening to children and addressing any concerns they raise with us.
If you have any child safety concerns, you can contact OzChild here.

For tips on how to keep children safe online, view our 2018 Cyber Safety Manual

Governance

OzChild is the trading name of Children Australia Inc, a registered not-for-profit, independent children’s welfare agency, incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. Children Australia is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient and is assessed as a public benevolent institution by the Australian Taxation Office in accordance with the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

OzChild Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 

We have committed to work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues to ensure children in our care are culturally safe and to improve our own cultural competence.

Download the OzChild Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Annual reports

Download our most recent annual reports and financial statements here.

2018-19 Annual Report

Full Annual Report

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