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OPEN Template: Design – Program Logic Template


A simple Program Logic template, with suggestions for consideration.

OPEN Fact Sheet: Design – Getting started with program logic


The key tool in designing for outcomes is developing a logic model/map. A logic model makes clear our assumptions about how our actions will cause the outcome we are expecting. It encourages us to reflect on our intent, actions and desired result and to discuss them with others and make them explicit. This fact sheet refers to program logic and describes what is helpful at this level. For smaller scale activities, similar key questions and processes can help but these might not be documented as formally or involve the same degree of collaboration with others.

OPEN Fact Sheet: Design – Steps to plan your outcomes measurement approach


Measuring outcomes helps organisations to test what they are doing and the difference they are making, learn whether or not it is working, and continuously improve to have even greater impact. This test, learn and improve process can improve service design and delivery, drive innovation and support organisations to engage funders and the people they are working with.

OPEN Fact Sheet: Design – Data Collection


This fact sheet will introduce you to considerations for selecting data collection methods. Information gathered about the outcomes of programs and activities can help track progress and identify lessons and opportunities for improvement and determine whether outcomes have been delivered.

Snapshot of Good Practice: Putting the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework into Practice.

Family Violence

The 'Snapshot of Good Practice Case Studies' are best-practice resources designed to support family violence professionals in the child and family services sector and across intersecting sectors in effective implementation of the MARAM framework.

Project Brief for Practitioners – Children’s Participation in Family Law Project

Flyer – Children’s Participation in Family Law Project

Interventions and Practice Models for Improving Health and Psychosocial Outcomes for Children in Residential Out-of-Home Care: Systematic Review

Health and Wellbeing, Residential Care

This Australian Social Work systematic review found limited evidence on interventions for improving health and psychosocial outcomes of youth in residential care globally. Promising approaches include Cognitive Behavior Treatment and Healthy Eating Active Living, highlighting the need for rigorous evaluation to enhance effectiveness.

Extending out-of-home care in the state of Victoria, Australia: The policy context and outcomes

Out of Home Care (OOHC), Policy

In November 2020, Victoria's Labour Government extended out-of-home care until age 21, starting January 2021. This policy, inspired by the Home Stretch campaign, reflects decades of advocacy by service providers and care-experienced youth.

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