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.

OPEN Symposium '23: tickets are on sale!

This online event is a must-attend for anyone working in the child, youth and family services sector.


Whether you’re a practitioner, decision maker, researcher or policy maker, October 25th and 26th will provide you with a birds eye view of the incredible and inspiring work that continues to support Victoria’s most vulnerable children, families and communities.


Tickets are on sale now, follow the link below.

OPEN Symposium '23: Call for Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor for this important event? Our sponsors are recognised before, during and after the event.

OPEN’s activities are made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, become an OPEN champion today.

Sponsorship includes recognition throughout the event, in promotion before and after the event and the opportunity to promote your work during lunchtime sessions.

If your organisation is interested in our various sponsorship options, find the sponsor pack here or reach out to Sarah Ryan.

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
Primary Centre contact: Mandy Charman

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