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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OzChild applauds the announcement from the Andrew’s Labor Government of additional funding to provide much needed support during the COVID-19 crisis.
Aimed at improving family communication skills, a new trial has begun to produce some fantastic outcomes for families in need of additional support.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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….
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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