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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…

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Foster Care, News
Hear from Tammy, the biological child of OzChild foster carers, Chrissy & Kane.

The enjoyment the simple things bring to kids, such as building a tower out of blocks, playing mums and dads with dolls, or just kids playing with their friends. Every kid should have the right to do these things.

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Awards, Foster Care, News
OzChild Carer Awards – Celebrating our amazing Foster Carers

Every year we recognise and acknowledge the commitment and dedication of OzChild carers at our annual carer dinner event. While this year we cannot celebrate our carers in person, during…

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Foster Care, News
Foster Care Week

While we appreciate and give thanks to our carers every day, special weeks like Foster Care Week provide us with a wonderful opportunity to highlight the incredibly important role carers play in supporting children and young people.

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Awards, Foster Care, News
OzChild Carer Awards – Celebrating our amazing Kinship Carers

Every year we recognise and acknowledge the commitment and dedication of OzChild carers at our annual carer dinner event.

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Foster Care, News
Putting Children First

While National Child Protection Week is celebrating 30 years of putting children first, putting children first has been part of the fabric at OzChild for nearly 170 years.

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Foster Care, News
Kinship Carers Week 2020

While we appreciate and give thanks to our kin and kith carers every day, special weeks like Kinship Carers Week provide us with a wonderful opportunity to highlight the incredibly important role family plays in caring for children and young people.

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Foster Care, News, Prevention & Strengthening
Disadvantage is a virus, it’s time we intervened with a vaccine

Today’s report released by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) makes a strong economic case for long-term investment in targeted early intervention and intensive family preservation to prevent children entering out-of-home care (OOHC) in Victoria.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
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.

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News, Parenting, Prevention & Strengthening
Make the ordinary extraordinary!

OzChild’s SafeCare® Educator, Belinda Guilmartin, spends her days teaching parents of at-risk children five years and under the skills and knowledge they need to properly care for their children.

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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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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Common Elements approach improving outcomes for families

The unique Common Elements program is producing positive outcomes for families in need of additional support.

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