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.
OzChild pilot program takes off in ACT
A whole family approach to youth justice aimed at reducing reoffending
has been launched by OzChild in the ACT.
OzChild’s delivery of Functional Family Therapy is set to begin achieving better outcomes for young Canberran’s in the fight to prevent them from entering or becoming further involved the justice system.
The family intervention program has been funded by the ACT Government for six months and was launched in the ACT on Monday 8 February by the Minister for Justice Health and Assistant Minister for Families and Community Services, Emma Davidson.
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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