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OzChild in the Media

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A message from our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Lisa J Griffiths

NAIDOC Week is a wonderful time for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. I am pleased to see the celebrations now taking place not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life, right across our beautiful country. The theme of this


New Podcasts Aim to Provide Tips and Tell Stories about Foster Care

The Who Cares? Podcasts are available through the Carer KaFÉ website and whilst they are aimed at educating and informing new and potential carers, those in the accreditation stage who are looking to learn more and current foster carers would certainly benefit from and most likely enjoy listening to other carers sharing their own stories.


Leading child welfare agency, OzChild expands its service delivery to support vulnerable children in Melbourne’s West

From 1 June 2019 OzChild’s footprint has been significantly increased as the agency has taken over from The Salvo’s in one of Melbourne’s most rapidly growing areas, the west. Read the full media release

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Specialist foster carers given a boost with payments increased to $75,000 for caring for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children

Leading child welfare agency, OzChild is celebrating the news of increased reimbursements for carers of children and young people in the Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) program in Victoria. TFCO was launched in Victoria on 1 April 2017 by the Minister for Families and Children. OzChild has since been successfully delivering the program for children


news.com.au: South Australia looking at trialling $75,000 tax-free income to care for ‘complex’ kids full-time

Two states are launching a trial that would pay adults a hefty salary to quit their jobs and care for “complex” foster children full-time. Read more:


The Western Star: $75k tax-free to care for ‘traumatised’ kids

SOUTH Australia is keeping an eye on New South Wales and its foster care trial, that offers adults a $75,000 tax-free salary to care for the state’s most “complex” kids. Read more:


The Great Southern Star: Urgent need for foster carers in Gippsland

The number of Gippsland children and young people entering out of home care is on the rise which means there is an urgent need for more members of the community to become foster carers. Read more:


Cranbourne Leader: ‘We’ve had heaps of fun’

Big hearted firefighter sways volunteering as OzChild mentor has taught him to better relate to children. Read more.