This Foster Care Week we join in the call for carers to be supported with the basics such as birth certificates and Medicare cards, to be unburdened by the financial pressure to pay for health and education expenses that aren’t covered by the care allowance.
More than a word. Reconciliation takes action
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, – urging the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
This year’s theme is an extremely important one, one which can be embraced by all of us.
Consider how you can move from safe to brave. Add your voice to the calls for reconciliation and justice and support the voice of our First Nations People by sharing the truth about our shared history and encourage others to learn more.
Being only three percent of the Australian population, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples need all of us to raise the profile of important issues.
There are many resources available that you can utilise or share to broaden your knowledge or that of others too.
- What is Reconciliation? https://www.reconciliation.org.au/what-is-reconciliation/
- Share our Pride interactive awareness-raising journey http://www.shareourpride.org.au/
- 20 Actions for Reconciliation https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/actions-for-reconciliation/
- Reconciliation Film Club https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/reconciliationfilmclub
Reconciliation Week events and activities are taking place across the nation, from awards to webinars, virtual and in-person events there really is something for everyone! I encourage you to search for an event that suits you.
Second National Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
OzChild is committed to Reconciliation through our Second National Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Our RAP is available to download here. Delivering the goals within our plan and embedding actions is the responsibility of everyone at OzChild. At every level of the organisation… from the board to staff, carers, and volunteers.
In Victoria, the growth in OOHC is the fastest in the nation – a grim reality for the state which has endured the harshest and longest lockdowns. With more than 45,000 children already in OOHC across Australia, an additional 4,500 children are estimated to enter OOHC because of the pandemic – put simply, we do not have enough carers.
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