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Quality Improvement Project

The Quality Improvement Project began at the Centre in 2004 to support out-of-home care organisations to comply with quality assurance under the newly developed Minimum Standards in Home-Based Care and Residential Care.

Since then, the project has expanded to support and enhance the engagement of our member organisations and the sector in quality improvement and quality assurance processes, including self-assessments and other activities related to the Registration Standards under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.

The project assists sector and organisational development by offering resources, training, representation at conferences and awards, and responding to new initiatives and legislative changes.

Members are represented in the project through consultancy, written briefs and submissions, participation on working groups and in learning approaches such as Learning Circles and Looking After Children (LAC).

In 2011, the Centre held three Quality Forums (Bendigo, Geelong and Melbourne) to inform the sector about the introduction of the One DHS Standard, which requires DHS-funded organisations to seek accreditation from an accrediting body formally endorsed by DHS.

For further details about the project, contact The Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare on (03) 9614 1577.

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