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Why raising the age of criminal responsibility is so important

In Victoria during 2018-19, 34 children aged 10-13 years were in detention and all were unsentenced. While the number of children is low, the costs of incarceration to these children, their families, their communities and society are high.

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News, Parenting, Prevention & Strengthening
Make the ordinary extraordinary!

OzChild’s SafeCare® Educator, Belinda Guilmartin, spends her days teaching parents of at-risk children five years and under the skills and knowledge they need to properly care for their children.

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Foster Care, News
CaringLife app launch

We were delighted to be part of the official launch of the CaringLife app which took place on 26 June.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Common Elements approach improving outcomes for families

The unique Common Elements program is producing positive outcomes for families in need of additional support.

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Awards, Foster Care
OzChild foster carer, Helen Fox OAM – a deserving recipient of the Order of Australia Medal

OzChild foster carer Helen Fox has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours with an Order of Australia for her commitment to supporting children as a foster carer.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
New trial producing positive outcomes for families

The unique Common Elements program is producing positive outcomes for families in need of additional support.

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Donation, News
Natalee’s Story

For many, parenting comes easily, even naturally, and most have the support of family and friends. But for some, like Natalee*, who have faced significant trauma or disadvantage with a limited support network, parenting can be a real struggle.

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Foster Care, News
$77.5 million package to support kids through COVID-19 crisis

OzChild applauds the announcement from the Andrew’s Labor Government of additional funding to provide much needed support during the COVID-19 crisis.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Increasing staffs’ practice skills and capabilities while supporting families

Aimed at improving family communication skills, a new trial has begun to produce some fantastic outcomes for families in need of additional support.

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News, Parenting
Keeping toddlers, kids and teens entertained while you’re at home

Being stuck at home all day doesn’t have to be boring! Here are nine great ways you can keep the kids (and maybe even yourself) entertained while in lockdown.

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Indigenous, News
Close the Gap Day

Today is Close the Gap Day. To think, in Australia, the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is widening rather than closing is almost hard to believe.

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News
Important information regarding the Coronavirus

What an incredibly challenging time we are all experiencing in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic. At OzChild our carers, children, young people and their family members along with the…

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