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Innovative Practice Toolkit

Introduction

Program Logic

Profiling

Monitoring

Evaluation

Stakeholders

Resources

As part of everyday practice, the child and family welfare sector has conducted various forms of monitoring, profiling and evaluation to assist in the planning and delivery of services. Therefore it is essential this document begins by recognising the significant work already in existence.

 

This leads to the question, why create a toolkit of this nature?

 

Essentially, this toolkit aims to highlight the key strategies in conducting effective and innovative monitoring, profiling and evaluation processes so that organisations of any capacity can conduct these processes in a way that is consistent with current ‘good practice’.

 

By doing so, the data collected should demonstrate the difference programs have made to clients in a way that is quantifiable and therefore acts as evidence of effectiveness.

 

Operating as a guide, the step by step information and help sheet functions of this toolkit can be used to understand what contributes to an effective monitoring system and how it contributes to both the information you need to profile your practice and how to conduct an effective evaluation.

 

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is pleased to offer this resource as part of our commitment to promoting evidence-informed practice to enhance outcomes for clients by encouraging services and workers to improve the quality of care provided.

 

The Centre would like to acknowledge the funding provided by the Telstra Foundation and the William Buckland Foundation and the support and evaluation brief of Professor Cathy Humphreys, Alfred Felton Chair in Child and Family Welfare, University of Melbourne. This toolkit was written by Dr. Jenny Higgins, Knowledge Broker at the Centre.

 

Click here to download a PDF version of the Sharing Innovative Practice Toolkit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Above: The Centre has helped MASP apply Program Logic to its Kokoda Youth Mentoring Program, which challenges participants to walk PNG's Kokoda Trail.

 

 

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