Category: News

News, Prevention & Strengthening
A holistic approach to rising youth offending rates

Recent data reveals a troubling trend in youth crime, with the number of juvenile offenders in Australia rising for the first time in over a decade. The Australian Bureau of…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
The Costs of Alternative Care Arrangements Cannot be Ignored. 

Opinion piece by Dr Lisa J. Griffiths  In addressing the profound challenges faced by our most vulnerable children and young people, relying on high-cost emergency accommodations (HCEA’s) such as hotels…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
OzChild’s first Mockingbird Family Constellation

In Australia, there are approximately 9000 foster carers; this equates to roughly around 0.03% of our total population. That means that over 99% of the population has no idea what…

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Foster Care, News, Prevention & Strengthening
A Need for an Overhaul of Child Protection Laws

There have been recent calls for an immediate overhaul of the state’s child protection laws, with thousands of children having been removed from their families in Victoria with no hope…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
A Systematic Approach

In a recent investigation conducted in 2023, researchers delved into the profound effects of environmental conditions on the long-term health and development of children. Entitled ‘The Environment We Shape: Key…

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First Nations, News
National Close the Gap Day: Voyage to Voice, Treaty, Truth and Beyond

Over the past year, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, non-government organisations, communities, and advocates have dedicated immense effort to champion improved outcomes and acknowledgment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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News
The Invisible Work of Female Carers: Addressing Economic Disadvantages

Achieving equity for female foster and kinship carers is not only a matter of social justice but also a pragmatic investment in the welfare of the children and young people they are caring for.

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News
Female Carers Deserve More 

Imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. A world where female carers who…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Amplifying Support for Young People in Care on World Care Day

World Care Day is not just a day of celebration but a beacon of hope for many children and young people who have experienced life in care. CREATE is amplifying…

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News
OzChild Breathes New Life into Beloved Site in Warrnambool

In the heart of Warrnambool, nestled on the corner of Liebig Street and Raglan Parade, stands a testament to the city’s rich history and enduring community spirit. For over a…

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News
Gender & Sexuality Diverse Australians at Greater Risk of Child Abuse

Prevalence of Diverse Genders and Sexualities in Australia Childhood should be a time of innocence, growth and safety. However, recent findings from the Australian Child Maltreatment Study have shed light…

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First Nations, Indigenous, News
A Call to Reevaluate Australia Day

The 26th of January has long been a day of national pride and celebration, a day where people celebrate “Australia Day”. However, as societal awareness evolves, there is a growing…

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