Tag: child protection

News, Prevention & Strengthening
OzChild’s first Mockingbird Family Constellation

In Australia, there are approximately 9000 foster carers; this equates to roughly around 0.03% of our total population. That means that over 99% of the population has no idea what…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
A Systematic Approach

In a recent investigation conducted in 2023, researchers delved into the profound effects of environmental conditions on the long-term health and development of children. Entitled ‘The Environment We Shape: Key…

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News
The Invisible Work of Female Carers: Addressing Economic Disadvantages

Achieving equity for female foster and kinship carers is not only a matter of social justice but also a pragmatic investment in the welfare of the children and young people they are caring for.

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Foster Care
10 Reasons to Open Your Heart and Home

Are you ready to embark on a journey filled with love, growth and endless possibilities? Welcome to the world of foster caring! As you open your heart and home to…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Building a Safer Future for Australian Children: Child Protection Week 2023

Child maltreatment is a pervasive issue that casts a long, dark shadow over the lives of countless young Australians. It’s a problem that transcends social, economic, and cultural boundaries, leaving a lasting impact on victims and society as a whole.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
National Child Protection Week 2023

While National Child Protection Week reminds us that every child, in every community, deserves a fair go.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Let’s give parents a fair go too

While National Child Protection Week reminds us that every child, in every community, deserves a fair go, parents must be afforded the same right.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Reimaging the Child Protection System

Recently the child protection system in Victoria was thrown into the spotlight once again, for all the wrong reasons.

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Foster Care
The Foster System is a Ticking Bomb. Not the Time to Look Away

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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