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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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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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Foster Care, News
International Women’s Day – Celebrating a tireless advocate for foster carers

A wonderful role model for women and young girls Andrea Elliot is a tireless advocate for foster carers whose dedication to caring for children and young people has seen her recognised with a number of awards including OzChild’s prestigious Elizabeth Tudor Award in 2019.

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News, Parenting
Improving parenting skills to better protect little ones

The very real need to better protect newborns and toddlers from abuse and neglect was the driving force behind OzChild’s quest to break the cycle of disadvantage many children and…

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Foster Care, News
Early intervention key to better protect children and young people

A new report released today by Social Ventures Australia Limited (SVA Consulting) makes a strong economic case for long-term investment in targeted early intervention and intensive family preservation to prevent…

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Foster Care
OzChild celebrates Foster Care Week with the release of a series of videos aimed at providing insight into life as a foster carer

In the leadup to Foster Care Week, OzChild sat down with some carers to ask them the tough questions, the obvious and not so obvious questions, questions some people have…

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Awards
OzChild congratulates foster carers after well-deserved recognition at the Victorian Protecting Children Awards overnight

The 2019 Victorian Protecting Children Award winners were announced last night, recognising dedicated teams and individuals working within government and community services who make protecting children their business every day….

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Indigenous
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is celebrated each year on August 4 and is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to celebrate their children,…

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Indigenous
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…

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News
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…

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