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OzChild is the largest provider of evidence-based programs for children, young people and families in Australia.

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Could you be the difference?

We're looking for individuals or couples who are interested in becoming specialised or long-term foster carers.

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Ready to play your part?

Now delivering this life-changing program in South Australia, Treatment Foster Care Oregon is a program that supports young people with complex behaviours. Find out how you can become a treatment foster carer.

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Ready to play your part?

Treatment Foster Care Oregon is a specialised foster care program that supports young people with complex behaviours. We're looking for individuals or couples interested in becoming treatment foster carers.

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Latest News and Events

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Amplifying Support for Children and 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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10 Reasons to Open Your Heart and Home

Are you ready to embark on a journey filled with love, growth and endless possibilities? Welcome to the world of foster caring! As you open your heart and home to…

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OzChild Breathes New Life into Beloved Local 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…

Our success Stories

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Khyl’s story

Khyl’s time in care hasn’t been easy, he comes with baggage, his trauma.

This World Care Day Khyl shares his story about being in out-of-home care and living with OzChild foster Carer, Emily.

Khyl’s story
Kai’s story

Kai* entered foster care in January 2020 aged 14. When he arrived, he had been diagnosed with moderate depression, social anxiety and moderate OCD and he had been refusing to take his medication for some time.

Kai’s story
Bella’s story

Bella and her parents were referred to OzChild’s Stepping Stones to School (SS2S) program by her kindergarten teacher. Five-year-old Bella was attending her second year of four-year-old kinder.

Bella’s story
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The OzChild story

OzChild is a leading child welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of at-risk children, young people and families in our community.

For more than 170 years, OzChild has been working hard to provide a better future for those in our care, with the belief that every child and young person deserves the chance to shine.

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Our Evidence-Based
Approach

We are the largest provider of evidence-based and evidence-informed programs in Australia and are dedicated to achieving real outcomes for the children, young people and families in our care.

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The work we do

Foster and Kinship care
Foster and Kinship care
Foster & Kinship Care

Our foster and kinship care programs find safe and loving homes for children and young people in need, whilst providing full training and support to our community of carers.

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Prevention & Strengthening Families
Prevention & Strengthening Families
Prevention &
Strengthening Families

Our prevention and strengthening services support families through the delivery of early intervention and evidence-based programs, with the aim to strengthen and repair relationships.

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