Tag: foster care

News, Prevention & Strengthening
The Costs of Alternative Care Arrangements Cannot be Ignored. 

Opinion piece by Dr Lisa J. Griffiths  In addressing the profound challenges faced by our most vulnerable children and young people, relying on high-cost emergency accommodations (HCEA’s) such as hotels…

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Foster Care, News, Prevention & Strengthening
A Need for an Overhaul of Child Protection Laws

There have been recent calls for an immediate overhaul of the state’s child protection laws, with thousands of children having been removed from their families in Victoria with no hope…

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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
Female Carers Deserve More 

Imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. A world where female carers who…

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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
Amplifying Support for Youth in Care on World Care Day

World Care Day is not just a day of celebration but a beacon of hope for many children and young people who have experienced life in care. CREATE is amplifying…

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Featured, News
OzChild Breathes New Life into Beloved Site in Warrnambool

In the heart of Warrnambool, nestled on the corner of Liebig Street and Raglan Parade, stands a testament to the city’s rich history and enduring community spirit. For over a…

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Foster Care, News
Making a Difference: A Carer Home Makeover

Long-time carer Annette is the deserving recipient of the latest Carer Makeover

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Foster Care, News
Hearts of Gold: A Home Makeover for Dedicated Carers

A couple who have dedicated their lives to caring for children and young people received a well-deserved home makeover

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Foster Care, News
Foster Care Week 2023 is here!

Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia from 11-17 September. We are both humbled and amazed by the enormous contribution of our village of carers who open their homes, their hearts and their lives giving back to the community so selflessly. 

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Foster Care, News
OzChild carer Emily shares her story

Emily has worked in Early Childhood Education for several years and crossed paths with many children who were in foster care, it was these experiences that lead her to being…

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Foster Care, News
‘One of a Kind’ Children’s Story Book

A book designed to be read with children living in foster and kinship care who have a parent with a mental health condition.

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