Thank you

Your enquiry to become a foster carer has been sent. We are currently away until Monday 11 January 2021 and will be in touch in the new year regarding next steps.

How will OzChild support you?

Thank you for registering your interest in becoming a foster carer with OzChild. You will shortly receive an information pack from the team via email, if you do not receive this please check your junk/spam folder.

You can rest assured that we will support you every step of the way.

Every OzChild carer household is supported by our Caring Team approach. Our dedicated Case Managers provide a holistic approach to the child or young person in your care and all members of your caring household while our national Thriving Families carer strategy aims to continually improve the carer household experience.

Thriving Families Change Lives

Thriving Families
Change Lives​​

Thriving Families Change Lives​​ is OzChild’s 2020-2023 Carer Strategy.

Respect, support, communication and above all, relationship are the foundations of our Thriving Families carer strategy. Through this three-year strategy, we will demonstrate and lead real change in how the community and sector view the role of carers.

Download the full strategy

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