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March 28, 2024

OPEN Forum: Evidence everywhere, everyday, everyone.

OPEN’s first forum of 2024 unveiled OPEN’s diverse array of tools and activities that were driven by the sector’s engagement with evidence building, utilisation, sharing, and communication. This session marked...

December 7, 2023

OPEN Forum: Innovations in OOHC – Enhancing decision-making and supporting informal relationships for better outcomes for care-experienced young people

Speakers: Check out the recording here! This session explored key research and practice in an important area of improving the experience and outcomes of out of home care. The Forum...

October 25, 2023

OPEN Symposium 2023

Every year, we host the OPEN symposium to bring together practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to share and discuss the innovative practices, programs, and knowledge that are positively impacting the lives...

July 20, 2023

OPEN Seminar: Amplifying the voices and rights of our children

OPEN Seminar: Amplifying the voices and rights of our children  Overview  The launch of the inaugural OPEN Seminar “Amplifying the Voices and Rights of Children,” was a great success. This...

June 20, 2023

OPEN Forum: Collaborative approaches to delivering best outcomes for children and families

This OPEN forum brought together two collaborative placed-based initiatives, which utilise cross-service collaboration to strengthen the outcomes delivered for children and families. This session highlighted the strategies used to collaborate,...

May 4, 2023

OPEN Forum: Family Preservation & Reunification reforms – VACCA’s approach to embedding cultural practice and outcomes in CSnet

VACCA’s Aboriginal-led design of a client information system Watch the recording here! Download the presentation slide deck here. This OPEN forum shared insights from VACCA, as they drive an Aboriginal-led...

March 28, 2023

OPEN Forum: The Menu of Evidence for Children and Family Services

OPEN and the Evidence Strategy team from the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing invite you to watch a walkthrough of the first stage of the Menu of Evidence. Access...

March 23, 2023

OPEN Forum: What makes life good? Measuring what matters to care leavers’ well-being

Watch the recording of this insightful OPEN Forum. In this session, Dr Claire Baker discusses what matters to young people leaving out-of-home care in the UK and how the Bright...

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January 1, 2023

OPEN Forums 2022 Wrap-Up

Did you miss out on one of our forums this year, or want to watch them again? We’ve put them all in one place for you to enjoy! When Topic...

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