OzChild Carer Awards – Celebrating our amazing Kinship Carers

Awards, Foster Care, News | Posted September 10, 2020
OzChild Carer Awards – Celebrating our amazing Kinship Carers

Every year we recognise and acknowledge the commitment and dedication of OzChild carers at our annual carer dinner event.

While this year we cannot celebrate our carers in person, during Kinship Carers Week the recipient of the JC Butler Award is announced.

Nominations for the award are received from case workers on behalf of OzChild carers and the successful recipient chosen by OzChild’s Executive Leadership Team.

It is not surprising, with a Village of carers as strong as ours, nominations for this award are plentiful.

About the award

JC Butler Award 2020 – recognising our amazing kith and kin carers

This award acknowledges the role of our kinship carers in the spirit of JC Butler, a founding father of OzChild.

JC was very concerned for the changing social mores in Victoria in the 1920’s and could see the breakdown of families, not just poverty, was creating a new cohort of children in need.

Understanding the power of family, he lobbied hard to support the establishment of the widow’s pension so mothers could afford to keep children in the home.

The spirit of JC Butler lives on through the work of our organisation and through the wonderful work of our kinship carers. This award recognises a kinship carer who makes sure through their personal effort that kith and kin can be cared for by those closest to them.

The recipient of the 2020 JC Butler Award is Teresa Harding

Teresa and her husband Graham have taken on the care of two of Graham’s 3rd cousin’s. Both young people have a significant trauma history. Consistently demonstrating her strong values of respect, honesty, responsibility and kindness, Teresa is a deserving recipient of the JC Butler Award. Read more.


Latest news

View all
Awards
Celebrating Molly Fergus: Young Victorian of the Year

Today Molly Fergus was honoured with the prestigious Young Victorian of the Year Award. This accolade celebrates her exceptional dedication and tireless efforts as a carer and advocate for children,…

NAIDOC
NAIDOC Week 2024: Embracing First Nations Culture

At OzChild, we believe in the power of community and the importance of honouring the diverse cultures that make up our nation. NAIDOC Week is a significant event in our…

News
A holistic approach to rising youth offending rates

Recent data reveals a troubling trend in youth crime, with the number of juvenile offenders in Australia rising for the first time in over a decade. The Australian Bureau of…

Subscription icon

Sign up to the OzChild mailing list

Stay up to date with the latest news and events.

ENQUIRE NOW

Choose your region

Select your region to create an enhanced and personal experience.

Acknowledgement of Country


OzChild acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We acknowledge their cultures are living ones, which relate to their ongoing connection to all things living and non-living on land, sea and sky.

We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

May the children of today lead us to a brighter tomorrow.

This will close in 0 seconds