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Rapid TLC

The RAPID TLC Service is the fastest referral system of its kind in Australia.

Approved healthcare professionals can contact us to request free emotional and practical support for sick children in need, and their families.

TLC for Kids is committed to responding to all requests immediately, actioning them within 24 – 48 hours, if not within the hour – hence the name ‘RAPID TLC.’ With rapid turnaround and no restrictive criteria, TLC for Kids strives to ensure that no child misses out.


Common Requests

We provide essential items such as strollers, car seats, and clothing. We also contribute to funeral and memorial expenses and help pay outstanding bills to alleviate the financial stress on families in hospitals. Additionally, we offer equipment to aid in managing medical conditions, assistance with transportation and accommodation costs, and create memorable experiences for children and their families. To help distract children during extended hospital stays, we provide toys, games, music, and books.

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Healthcare Referral System

Our services are closely integrated with hospital operating systems, taking requests only through the professional healthcare network across Australia. Upon assessing the needs of the patient, registered healthcare professionals contact us securely to request support for the sick child and/or their family. Referrals are for any child, with any sickness, or any health condition, from newborn to 21 years of age.

RAPID TLC Requests

Once a healthcare professional has reached out to us, TLC for Kids gets to work on sourcing the very best practical and emotional support for the patient and their family. Requests can range from arts and crafts activities, to dream experiences, to a day or weekend away for the family and patient, to assisting funeral expenses when tragedy does occur. Each request is fulfilled with thought and love from TLC for Kids.

Rapid Turnaround Times

TLC for Kids addresses all requests within 24 – 48 hours, if not sooner. We understand that many unfortunate children, as well as their families, are often in need of immediate practical and emotional support. Other support systems may leave families waiting for up up to a year; at TLC for Kids, we act instantly to help these individuals through stressful situations, however we can.

Any Child, Any Condition

Unfortunately, many children who miss out on the help they so desperately need as they don’t qualify for existing support services. We catch those children who fall through the gaps, including accident and burns victims and children with rare illnesses and diseases. With rapid turnaround and no restrictive criteria, TLC for Kids strives to ensure that no child misses out. 

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Ongoing Totals Since 1998

Reasons for Requests

Your continued generosity ensures that more children can receive the care and support they deserve as they navigate their health challenges. The power of your donations truly transforms lives and brightens futures for those facing uncertain circumstances. Together, we can continue to make a significant impact on the well-being and happiness of sick children everywhere.



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TLC for Kids brings joy and relief to those facing difficult times. These heartwarming stories of the impact these gestures goes beyond temporary happiness - they create lasting memories that sustain hope and resilience in both the children and their loved ones. With each story shared, it becomes evident that TLC for Kids is making a profound difference in the lives of those coping with illness.

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As a steadfast safety net, we offer individualised support to sick children and their families, recognising that the smallest acts of kindness often make the largest impact.

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