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Practice Framework Project


In April 2013 Families ACT completed the Practice Framework project. The work commenced in January 2011 and involved both design and piloting elements.

The Practice Framework provides community services with an approach and a range of practice prompts which promote reflection, innovation and continuous improvement of services.

It aims to increase cohesion across the sector, improving access to services for vulnerable children, young people and their families in the ACT, by providing a common set of rules, procedures, language and understanding of practice standards among workers and agencies.

The Framework emphasises the importance of child/young person and family focused practice principles, as well as embedding a strengths-based philosophy towards service users. In a broader sense, the Framework highlights the importance of collaborative practice (both within agencies and across the sector), evidence-based and reflective practice and service user knowledge. Download Report.