Foster Care Week 2021

Foster Care | Posted September 10, 2021
Foster Care Week 2021

Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia from 12-18 September.

Foster Care Week is here! We are so proud of the village of carers we have on our team and thank every member of the carer household for the incredible difference you make. Foster carers play such a crucial role in our communities and for children and young people, they provide unwavering dedication, kindness, and love, often going above and beyond to ensure better outcomes are achieved for the kids in their care.

Carers are many things to children and young people, and the past 18 months carers have been challenged like never before. They’ve had to take on many roles to ensure kids could remain engaged and connected. This week and every week we thank all carers for all the incredible roles they play.

On any given night OzChild supports more than 300 foster care households who provide a safe, nurturing and loving environment for more than 400 children and young people throughout Victoria, ACT, New South Wales, South Australia and in Queensland.  This is only achievable with the support of a tight-knit community, a Village of Carers.

Foster Care Week provides a wonderful opportunity to say thank you and shine a light on the life-changing difference carers make.

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“My role as a foster carer is challenging, surprising, and fulfilling, but most of all, it’s totally worthwhile. My only regret is I didn’t do it sooner!”

– Kellie, OzChild foster carer

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