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Families and Children Expert Panel Project

Current project

The FaC Expert Panel Project provides tools and expertise aimed at building the capacity of FaC service providers to use evidence in practice

Established in 2014, the Expert Panel Project team work with Families and Children (FaC) Activity service providers to help build their capacity to plan, implement and evaluate programs for families and children, and to incorporate evidence-based approaches into practice. The Expert Panel team offers web-based resources, training and advice, and tailored support from industry experts.

View the publications from this project.

Although the team mainly works with service providers funded under the Department of Social Services’ (DSS) FaC Activity, our resources are available to everyone.

The Expert Panel project team also manages the Expert Panel, which was refreshed via an open tender process in 2018 and ten organisations were appointed to the panel. AIFS will commission members from the Expert Panel to work with FaC providers where there is an identified need for support.

FaC service providers can also contract members of the Expert Panel Industry List for tailored support to plan, implement and evaluate programs.

Subscribe to Expert Panel Project News to stay up to date with Expert Panel projects. Information is also available on the DSS website.


Hateley-Browne, J., Hodge, L., Polimeni, M., & Mildon, R. (2019) Implementation in action: A guide to implementing evidence-informed programs and practices. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Smart, J. (2019) Needs assessment. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.


Executive Manager | Family Policy & Practice Research



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