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Awards
2019 ELIZABETH TUDOR AWARD WINNER – ANDREA ELLIOT

A tireless advocate for foster carers and a dedication to caring for children and young people has seen Andrea Elliot awarded the Elizabeth Tudor Award for 2019. A foster carer…

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Awards
2019 JC Butler Award Winner – Victoria Lolika

An unwavering commitment to the four siblings in her care has seen Victoria Lolika awarded OzChild’s JC Butler Award for 2019. An active member of the Sudanese community, Victoria took…

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Awards
Carer dinner 2019: a night to celebrate OzChild’s Foster and Kinship carers

Read about our JC Butler Award winner here and our Elizabeth Tudor Award winner here. On Wednesday 19 June we celebrated the positive outcomes being achieved for children and young…

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News
Leading child welfare agency, OzChild expands its service delivery to support vulnerable children in Melbourne’s West

From 1 June 2019 OzChild’s footprint has been significantly increased as the agency has taken over from The Salvo’s in one of Melbourne’s most rapidly growing areas, the west. Read…

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Volunteer
Volunteer Mentoring Program Changing Lives

Like many fathers are to their sons, Liam’s dad was his hero. He looked up to him, he loved him, he could never have imagined a time when he wouldn’t…

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Foster Care
There is a myth around foster care. Well many myths actually.

Probably the biggest of them all is that fostering a child might not be forever, that after a short while you would have to say goodbye to the child you…

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News
Mother’s Day makeover for OzChild carer Helen Fox

On Saturday 4 May, one very special foster carer received a well-deserved early Mother’s Day home makeover. Helen Fox has been a foster carer with OzChild since 1987, and over…

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News
IDAHOBIT 2019

17 May marks the International Day against homophobia, biphobia, intersexism and transphobia – also known as IDAHOBIT. People all over Australia will stand against discrimination in support of lesbian, gay,…

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News
Building a better informed village of carers with the help of technology

The first of its kind in the Victorian child welfare sector, and possibly in Australia, The Village App is providing OzChild’s foster and kinship carers with the information they need, when they…

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Foster Care
Celebrating Youth Week – Hayden

Hayden was just 21 when he first became a foster carer. Now 24, he has a sibling group of three in his care on a permanent basis. “It’s been the…

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Foster Care
Resilience: a story of survival

A message of hope, recovery, and resilience, Resilience: a story of survival is the personal story of Shane Bautista and his struggles in overcoming a traumatic childhood and building a future for himself. During…

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Foster Care
Specialist foster carers given a boost with payments increased to $75,000 for caring for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children

Leading child welfare agency, OzChild is celebrating the news of increased reimbursements for carers of children and young people in the Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) program in Victoria. TFCO…

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