Who we are

Our story

OzChild is a leading child welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of at-risk children, young people and families for over 170 years.

Our History

OzChild is one of the longest-serving charities for children, young people and families in Australia.

From the visionary actions of our forebears and our humble beginnings in the 1800s in Victoria, the OzChild family tree is one of many branches that have grown into the organisation we see today.

Staying true to one of our strategic goals of growing our reach, OzChild is now a national organisation, providing vital services to support and strengthen children, young people and families in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.

The OzChild family tree will continue to grow and flourish as we strive to achieve our vision: that all children and young people are safe, respected, nurtured and able to reach their full potential.

Who We Are Today

We work hard every day to provide a better future for those in our care, with the belief that every child and young person deserves the chance to shine.

We are focused on providing support for children and young people in foster and kinship care and keeping families together where possible. This is done through the delivery of evidence-based programs and services aimed at strengthening and repairing relationships.

OzChild was one of the first non-government organisations to introduce evidence-based programs to Australia. As such, we have a proven record of working collaboratively with the government to allocate investment in innovative solutions to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

Today OzChild employs over 700 staff, carers and volunteers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT, delivering 23 programs and services to over 10,000 children, young people and family members annually.

“It is no longer good enough for a child to only get what is available. We strive to give a child what is needed and what the evidence says works” – Dr Lisa J. Griffiths

We need your support
now more than ever

A tax-deductible donation today will make sure we can be there tomorrow, giving children and young people their chance to shine.

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Acknowledgement of Country

OzChild acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We acknowledge their cultures are living ones, which relate to their ongoing connection to all things living and non-living on land, sea and sky.

We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

May the children of today lead us to a brighter tomorrow.

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