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There is a myth around foster care. Well many myths actually.

Probably the biggest of them all is that fostering a child might not be forever, that after a short while you would have to say goodbye to the child you…

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Mother’s Day makeover for OzChild carer Helen Fox

On Saturday 4 May, one very special foster carer received a well-deserved early Mother’s Day home makeover. Helen Fox has been a foster carer with OzChild since 1987, and over…

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IDAHOBIT 2019

17 May marks the International Day against homophobia, biphobia, intersexism and transphobia – also known as IDAHOBIT. People all over Australia will stand against discrimination in support of lesbian, gay,…

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Building a better informed village of carers with the help of technology

The first of its kind in the Victorian child welfare sector, and possibly in Australia, The Village App is providing OzChild’s foster and kinship carers with the information they need, when they…

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Foster Care
Celebrating Youth Week – Hayden

Hayden was just 21 when he first became a foster carer. Now 24, he has a sibling group of three in his care on a permanent basis. “It’s been the…

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Foster Care
Resilience: a story of survival

A message of hope, recovery, and resilience, Resilience: a story of survival is the personal story of Shane Bautista and his struggles in overcoming a traumatic childhood and building a future for himself. During…

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Foster Care
Specialist foster carers given a boost with payments increased to $75,000 for caring for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children

Leading child welfare agency, OzChild is celebrating the news of increased reimbursements for carers of children and young people in the Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) program in Victoria. TFCO…

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Indigenous
Number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home-care system continues to rise

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children deserve the same opportunities as all other children yet they are now 10 times more likely to be removed from their families than non-Indigenous…

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Dr Lisa J. Griffiths celebrates five years as Chief Executive Officer at OzChild

February marks five years since Dr Lisa J. Griffiths took over the reins at OzChild and our future certainly looks bright! When Lisa arrived at OzChild five years ago the…

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