Category: Foster Care

Foster Care, News
CaringLife app launch

We were delighted to be part of the official launch of the CaringLife app which took place on 26 June.

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Awards, Foster Care
OzChild foster carer, Helen Fox OAM – a deserving recipient of the Order of Australia Medal

OzChild foster carer Helen Fox has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours with an Order of Australia for her commitment to supporting children as a foster carer.

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Foster Care, News
$77.5 million package to support kids through COVID-19 crisis

OzChild applauds the announcement from the Andrew’s Labor Government of additional funding to provide much needed support during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Foster Care, News
International Women’s Day – Celebrating a tireless advocate for foster carers

A wonderful role model for women and young girls Andrea Elliot is a tireless advocate for foster carers whose dedication to caring for children and young people has seen her recognised with a number of awards including OzChild’s prestigious Elizabeth Tudor Award in 2019.

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Foster Care, News
Early intervention key to better protect children and young people

A new report released today by Social Ventures Australia Limited (SVA Consulting) makes a strong economic case for long-term investment in targeted early intervention and intensive family preservation to prevent…

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Foster Care
OzChild celebrates Foster Care Week with the release of a series of videos aimed at providing insight into life as a foster carer

In the leadup to Foster Care Week, OzChild sat down with some carers to ask them the tough questions, the obvious and not so obvious questions, questions some people have…

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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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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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