Out of Home Care Quality Assurance Framework

Project Details

Recognising that Care and Protection Service (CPS) currently oversees the Out of Home Care Framework that delivers a range of services to children and young people in foster care, kinship care and residential care, the aim of this project is to build knowledge about cost effective Out of Home Care services that have the best chance of producing good outcomes for children and young people and that this will be used to aid in the development of a strategy to ensure the adequate supply and quality of Out of Home Care placements.


Dr Robyn Mildon, PhD

Director of Knowledge Exchange and Implementation, Parenting Research Centre 

Prof Aron Shlonsky, PhD

Professor of Evidence Informed Practice, Department of Social Work, School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Prof Marie Connolly, PhD

Chair and Head of Social Work, School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Dr Michelle Macvean, PhD

Manager, Knowledge Synthesis, Parenting Research Centre

Dr Catherine Wade, PhDSenior Manager, Implementation, Parenting Research Centre


Parenting Research Centre


Community Services Directorate

Research Group

Centre for Applied Research in Effective Services (CARES)

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health & Well-being, Practice and service improvement

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Social Work