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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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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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Awards
2019 ELIZABETH TUDOR AWARD WINNER – ANDREA ELLIOT

A tireless advocate for foster carers and a dedication to caring for children and young people has seen Andrea Elliot awarded the Elizabeth Tudor Award for 2019. A foster carer…

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Awards
2019 JC Butler Award Winner – Victoria Lolika

An unwavering commitment to the four siblings in her care has seen Victoria Lolika awarded OzChild’s JC Butler Award for 2019. An active member of the Sudanese community, Victoria took…

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Awards
Carer dinner 2019: a night to celebrate OzChild’s Foster and Kinship carers

Read about our JC Butler Award winner here and our Elizabeth Tudor Award winner here. On Wednesday 19 June we celebrated the positive outcomes being achieved for children and young…

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Leading child welfare agency, OzChild expands its service delivery to support vulnerable children in Melbourne’s West

From 1 June 2019 OzChild’s footprint has been significantly increased as the agency has taken over from The Salvo’s in one of Melbourne’s most rapidly growing areas, the west. Read…

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Volunteer
Volunteer Mentoring Program Changing Lives

Like many fathers are to their sons, Liam’s dad was his hero. He looked up to him, he loved him, he could never have imagined a time when he wouldn’t…

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Foster Care
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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News
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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News
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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