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Foster Care, News
Putting Children First

While National Child Protection Week is celebrating 30 years of putting children first, putting children first has been part of the fabric at OzChild for nearly 170 years.

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Foster Care, News
Kinship Carers Week 2020

While we appreciate and give thanks to our kin and kith carers every day, special weeks like Kinship Carers Week provide us with a wonderful opportunity to highlight the incredibly important role family plays in caring for children and young people.

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Foster Care, News, Prevention & Strengthening
Disadvantage is a virus, it’s time we intervened with a vaccine

Today’s report released by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) makes a strong economic case for long-term investment in targeted early intervention and intensive family preservation to prevent children entering out-of-home care (OOHC) in Victoria.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Why raising the age of criminal responsibility is so important

In Victoria during 2018-19, 34 children aged 10-13 years were in detention and all were unsentenced. While the number of children is low, the costs of incarceration to these children, their families, their communities and society are high.

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News, Parenting, Prevention & Strengthening
Make the ordinary extraordinary!

OzChild’s SafeCare® Educator, Belinda Guilmartin, spends her days teaching parents of at-risk children five years and under the skills and knowledge they need to properly care for their children.

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Foster Care, News
CaringLife app launch

We were delighted to be part of the official launch of the CaringLife app which took place on 26 June.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Common Elements approach improving outcomes for families

The unique Common Elements program is producing positive outcomes for families in need of additional support.

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Awards, Foster Care
OzChild foster carer, Helen Fox OAM – a deserving recipient of the Order of Australia Medal

OzChild foster carer Helen Fox has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours with an Order of Australia for her commitment to supporting children as a foster carer.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
New trial producing positive outcomes for families

The unique Common Elements program is producing positive outcomes for families in need of additional support.

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Donation, News
Natalee’s Story

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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Foster Care, News
$77.5 million package to support kids through COVID-19 crisis

OzChild applauds the announcement from the Andrew’s Labor Government of additional funding to provide much needed support during the COVID-19 crisis.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
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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