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DHHS Funded-Forming evidence based outcomes in CIMS investigations (out of home care context)

Thursday February 15, 2018, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm



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Forming evidence based outcomes in CIMS investigations (out of home care context)

Prompt start at 9:30 am and finishes by 4:30 pm

For anyone interested in gaining more information on investigations and adequately reporting for the new CIMS system

Purpose: To train service provider staff in the analysing and assessment in an Out of Home Care context  within an investigative framework to determine evidence based outcomes. This training is aimed at; program managers, team leaders, and child protection workers.

This training is funded by DHHS and assists with the CIMS implementation.


  • Demonstrate the ability to identify different types of evidence
  • Demonstrate an understanding of assessing and analysing information
  • Demonstrate the ability to form an outcome decision of an investigation
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a clear investigation outcome statement

Module One:


  • What is evidence?
  • Handling Evidence
  • Standard of proof
  • Bringinshaw Principle
  • Burden of Proof
  • Rights and Responsibilities

Factors to consider in assessing and analysing information

  • Nature of the evidence
  • Analysis of information
  • The source
  • Relevance, reliability, consistency, time elapsed, corroboration, conflict of interests/bias
  • Pitfalls in assessing information
  • Investigator bias
  • Unclear allegations
  • Forming an evidence based outcome
  • Theoretical considerations ie trauma informed, nature of disclosures
  • Pitfalls in outcomes
  • Substantiating abuse
  • Documentation

Morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided

If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or training@cfecfw.asn.au.

Registration: To ensure your place, please register at least 15 days prior course commencement by completing the enrolment form link. If you are unable to attend on the day, please notify us!

Cancellation policy (this training is funded but please let us know if you cannot make it so we can include someone in your place)

Course and name transfers may be made.


Thursday February 15, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9614 1577

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