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Carers deserve a fair go

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.

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Foster Care, Uncategorised
The foster care system is a ticking time bomb – now isn’t 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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Foster Care
Foster Care Week 2021

This year the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is calling for fair treatment for all Australian children, by ensuring every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.

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Foster Care, News
OzChild’s Treatment Foster Care Oregon program set to deliver better outcomes for vulnerable young people in South Australia.

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO), a specialised foster care program has been ‘breaking the cycle’ for children in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland who, through no fault of their own, have ended up in residential care or alternative accommodation.

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National Child Protection Week

This year the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is calling for fair treatment for all Australian children, by ensuring every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Delivering a program that works for regional families

OzChild is celebrating the commitment of the Victorian Government to fund its evidence-based program, Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) program.

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Indigenous, News
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

On Tuesday 4 August across the nation we celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.

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Foster Care
You Can Ask That video series provides insight into life as a foster carer

We sat down with some carers to ask them the tough questions, the obvious and not so obvious questions, questions some people have always wanted to know but never found…

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Indigenous, News
Closing the Gap target for children in out-of-home care not being met

Our ability to effect real change is not being met. The right to self-determination by Indigenous communities through the delivery of high-quality, culturally safe, and responsive programs and services that meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country is not being delivered.

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News
OzChild President Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia

OzChild President and champion for vulnerable children, young people and families and people living with type one diabetes, Helen Maxwell-Wright has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her dedication to improving the health and well-being outcomes of others.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Call for funding confirmation for specialised treatment to address adolescent violence in the home

With the end of innovation funding and a NSW Government commissioned evaluation not yet complete, the team is uncertain if it can continue its vital work beyond 30 June 2021.

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Indigenous, News
More than a word. Reconciliation takes action

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, – urging the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

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