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Donation, News
OzChild 2023 Wishing Tree

Your gift purchase helps lighten the load of what is already a financially challenging period for many during this time of economic hardship. Nothing brings more joy to carers and parents than seeing their child happy during Christmas time, your gift purchase is a big part of that!

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Foster Care, News
Making a Difference: A Carer Home Makeover

Long-time carer Annette is the deserving recipient of the latest Carer Makeover

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Event, News
National Children’s Week 2023

Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia to coincide with Universal Children’s Day. Each year the theme of Children’s Week highlights a particular Children’s Right.

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Foster Care, News
Hearts of Gold: A Home Makeover for Dedicated Carers

A couple who have dedicated their lives to caring for children and young people received a well-deserved home makeover

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Building a Safer Future for Australian Children: Child Protection Week 2023

Child maltreatment is a pervasive issue that casts a long, dark shadow over the lives of countless young Australians. It’s a problem that transcends social, economic, and cultural boundaries, leaving a lasting impact on victims and society as a whole.

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Awards
2023 JC BUTLER AWARD WINNER – Renee Faure

The JC Butler award recognises Renee Faure as this year’s recipient for her outstanding work in caring and supporting her nephews as their kinship carer.

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Awards
2023 JILLIAN WAIN AWARD WINNER – Vince & Kym

This year’s winners of the Jillian Ward award are Vince and Kym, in recognition of their combined experience of fostering over 22 and 14 years respectively – including five years as accredited Circle Carers.

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Awards
2023 Elizabeth Tudor Award Winner – Lisa Laing

This year’s Elizabeth Tudor Award Recipient has been a dedicated carer for 10 years, with a passion and commitment to the children in her life that goes above and beyond…

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News
Kinship Carers Week 2023

Kinship Carers Week is celebrated from 4-8 September and reminds us of the very special role family and close friends play in raising children and young people. 

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Foster Care, News
Foster Care Week 2023 is here!

Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia from 11-17 September. We are both humbled and amazed by the enormous contribution of our village of carers who open their homes, their hearts and their lives giving back to the community so selflessly. 

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
National Child Protection Week 2023

While National Child Protection Week reminds us that every child, in every community, deserves a fair go.

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First Nations
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

On 4 August across the nation we celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.

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Acknowledgement of Country


OzChild acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We acknowledge their cultures are living ones, which relate to their ongoing connection to all things living and non-living on land, sea and sky.

We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

May the children of today lead us to a brighter tomorrow.

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