Roundtable sessions: Improving cross-sectoral communication between child and family welfare and child protection practitioners

Roundtable sessions: Improving cross-sectoral communication between child and family welfare and child protection practitioners

6 March 2019

The CFCA information exchange invites child and family welfare professionals to attend roundtable discussions about cross-sectoral relationships.

This project is being run by the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange and The Emerging Minds National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health. 

The project is aimed at facilitating improved relationships between child protection practitioners and other health and welfare service providers. In addition to organisational and policy-level solutions, service providers may benefit from immediate and practical advice to achieve common goals for disadvantaged children (e.g. communication, coordination and information-sharing). This project aims to produce a suite of resources to assist service providers with cross-sectoral collaboration, in the form of practice guides, webinars, workshops, to be released towards the end of 2019. 

A series of three roundtable sessions will be held at the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), involving a small number of professionals (6–10 people) from the fields of practice, policy and research. Sessions will be held on 2 and 3 April 2019 at the AIFS office in Southbank, Melbourne. Sessions will run for 90 minutes and a light snack will be provided. 

Roundtable sessions are open to sector professionals in the following groups:

  • Child-focused services (e.g. child and family welfare, CAHMS) 
  • Adult-focused services (e.g. adult mental health, AOD services)
  • Child protection professionals.

Sector professionals are invited to contact the project team if they would like to be involved in a roundtable session. Participation is free and any content discussed will be confidential and anonymous. Contributions by sector professionals will provide this project with valuable insight and help to inform the direction of the project. 

Contact: Dr Rhys Price-Robertson (rhys.price-robertson@aifs.gov.au) to enquire about attendance.

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