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5th Annual Sector Research Symposium

From Inquiry to Action: Research, policy and practice conference

Sector Research Partners:

This is a time of unparalleled public attention to the work of child youth and family services. The Federal Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Victorian Royal Commission on Family Violence and the South Australian Royal Commission into Child Protection Services, as well as other inquiries have created the opportunity to reflect deeply on the way we provide services and support. This two day Research Conference will inform, challenge and inspire those concerned with taking the next steps – from Inquiry to Action. Whether carrying Inquiry into Action through research, practice enhancement, program improvement or policy development, this event will provide the opportunity to share latest developments with colleagues. Key Conference Themes will include

  • Child Safety: Beyond Inquiry – How can we keep children and young people safe?
  • Educational Outcomes for Vulnerable Children – Our challenges and opportunities for the next decade
  • Research, Evidence and Practice of Working with Vulnerable Families in Australia
  • The Voice of Young People, Children, Parents & Carers in Research, Policy and Service Delivery

Key Note Presenter:
Professor Leah Bromfield
University of South Australia

The role of research in shaping Action

Professor Leah Bromfield is Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia. She joined the Centre in 2010 after six years as a senior research fellow at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, National Child Protection Clearinghouse. She is a well-regarded research expert in issues affecting child protection systems, chronic maltreatment and cumulative harm, and research to practice. She has assisted inquiries and worked closely with government on establishing and implementing child welfare reforms.

Call for papers now open

Now open, closing 14th August 2015



$170 Members / $ 270 Non-Members (Full 2 day registration)
$90 Members / $ 140 Non-Members (1 day registration)


29th & 30th October 2015

9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Registration from 9.00 a.m.)


Faculty of Business and Economics
Melbourne University
198 Berkeley St, Carlton VIC

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