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Help change a child's life in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.

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At MacKillop Family Services, we work for the rights of all children to be free to enjoy their childhood in a safe and loving home, where they are nurtured and have a sense of belonging and cultural identity.
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On the right track the V/Line Simulator

12-year-old *Ethan found that dreams really can come true when he had the opportunity of a lifetime to get behind the controls of the V/Line simulator on a 'journey' from Southern Cross to Little River. Read More

A sense of belonging and a home after 18

It was the look on Paul Cole's face which said it all. Sitting in a restaurant with his family, the daughter he had fostered for 16 years had a surprise for him. She handed him a present wrapped in newspaper. Paul carefully peeled away the paper and couldn't believe his eyes. In his hands was a framed copy of Skye's new birth certificate - with her new family name - Cole. Read More

Behind the scenes: Meet our Foster Carer Recruitment and Development Manager

An in-depth understanding of the challenges vulnerable children and families face and the importance of quality compliance systems to ensure safety, is the driving factor for MacKillop Family Services' Carer Recruitment and Development Manager, Jasmine Perry. Jasmine has worked in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Cambodia, developing, implementing and managing services in child safety, youth justice, disability, community inclusion and development. Read More

Ask the expert: Record Keeping

As General Manager of the MacKillop Family Services Heritage and Information Service, Jenny Glare knows the impact record keeping can have when adults return to piece together their history. Read More