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Our programs and services support, care for and provide the best possible outcomes for Australian children, young people and their families.

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Foster and Kinship Care

Foster and Kinship Care

Our foster and kinship care programs support children and young people who are unable to live with their birth parents and provides full training and support to our community of carers.

Targeted Care Packages (TCP)

The Targeted Care Packages program supports children and young people to sustain their current placements, as well as with the establishment of new placements.

On-call foster care (Retainer)

Children and young people often require short-term emergency accommodation at a moment’s notice. This can often be while a long-term placement is being planned or when other suitable home-based care…

Foster Care

Our foster care program places children and young people – who are unable to live at home – in temporary foster care.

Kinship Care

Our kinship care services support children who are unable to live with their birth parents by placing them with a relative or people who they’ve had a significant relationship with.

Kinship Care First Supports

This program provides a holistic view of the current and ongoing needs of children in kinship care, as well as that of the kinship carers themselves.

Lead Tenant Mentor

Are you passionate about being a positive role model for young people? Find out how you can become a lead tenant mentor with OzChild.

The Circle Program

This program takes a therapeutic approach to foster care, providing trauma-informed foster care through training and various parenting strategies.

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)

Treatment Foster Care Oregon is a specialised foster care program that supports children and young people with complex behaviours.

Prevention & Strengthening Families

Prevention & Strengthening Families

Our Prevention and Strengthening programs support children, young people and their families by strengthening and repairing relationships, and intervening early to improve outcomes.

Orange Door Safety and Support Hub

The Orange Door is a multi-agency partnership bringing together Family Violence services, Family Support Services and Men’s Behaviour Change programs.

Intensive Therapeutic Program

The Intensive Therapeutic Program provides support to children and families living in the Bayside Peninsula area, where there are concerns about child and family wellbeing.

Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW)

Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare® works with children, young people and their family or kin to help them strengthen relationships, improve communication and respond to challenging behaviours.

Family Worx

Family Worx, brings together our experience in the delivery of evidence-based programs (FFT-CW and SafeCare) and evidence informed practice (Common Elements).

Chance to Shine Scholarship

The Chance to Shine Scholarship provides financial assistance to young people – in a OzChild foster care program – to help them achieve their life goals.

Putting Families First (PFF)

Who are we supporting with the Putting Families First program? Funded by the Victorian State Government the Putting Families First (PFF) program will provide families in Melbourne’s Brimbank-Melton area with…

Putting Families First (PFF)

Putting Families First is a collaborative approach to supporting families in the Brimbank – Melton community where there has been involvement with the justice system in the past 12 months.

Access to Early Learning (AEL)

Access to Early Learning is an effective and targeted early intervention program funded by the Department of Education and Training that enables three-year-old children from families with complex needs to fully participate in quality, universal early education and care by addressing barriers to their participation, whether it be system barriers, family barriers or interpersonal barriers. 

Stepping Stones to School

Stepping Stones to School is an early intervention school-readiness program which supports at-risk families.

Koorie Early Years Network (KEYN)

OzChild facilitates and is a founding member of the Koorie Early Years Network (KEYN) which operates in South-West Victoria.

Family Law Services

Family law services help parents, grandparents and foster carers to focus on the best interests of their children.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Functional Family Therapy supports families who have been affected by an adolescent behaving in an aggressive way within the home.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a family and home-based treatment that strives to change how young people function in their natural settings in ways that promote positive social behaviour.

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN)

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect® is an in-home intervention model working with families with serious clinical needs, as directed by child protection (due to physical abuse or neglect).


The SafeCare® Model is an evidence-based parenting program for parents of children aged 0-5 who are at-risk of, or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse.

School Focused Youth Services (SFYS)

School Focused Youth Services (SFYS) support young people at school, ensuring they remain connected and engaged with education, and have the best chance to excel.

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More children and young people will become increasingly vulnerable due to the COVID-19 crisis. We need new foster carers ready to go to give these kids a chance. Could you care?

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