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OPEN: Outcomes, Practice and Evidence Network

OPEN supports Victorian child, youth and family services to use and build evidence from research, practice and client experience to deliver better outcomes for children, young people and families.

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OPEN Symposium '23:
That's a wrap!

Thank you for joining us for the OPEN Symposium! We will see you in 2024.


We were joined by practitioners, decision makers, researchers and policy makers across October 25th and 26th 2023. We hope you enjoyed this birds eye view of the incredible and inspiring work that continues to support Victoria’s most vulnerable children, families and communities.

Looking back: OPEN Symposium '22

Our 2022 theme was ‘Maintaining Momentum: Continuing to innovate and build Victoria’s Child and Family Services sector evidence base.’

We chose this theme to reflect the perseverance and resilience of the sector, which has managed to maintain momentum in spite of some unprecedented challenges.

We had fantastic keynote speakers: Professor Leah Bromfield, Director for the Australian Centre for Child Protection; and Professor Sharon Bessell, Director of the Children’s Policy Centre, and of the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre.

We also had a host of other cross-sector speakers, presenting on a broad range of themes relevant to the sector, from early years, to family violence and out of home care, to name a few.

Thank you
To get in touch, please contact:
Mandy Charman at

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