Partnership for Innovation in Out-of-home Care

Research Overview

Staff partner with organisations across the out-of-home care system to develop and embed social innovations that make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable children living without parental care. Big policy and practice problems are the starting point for a highly collaborative process involving rigorous research to uncover new insights and better ideas through co-design.

Staff has a depth of experience in out-of-home care research and strategy, and works with managers and practitioners across different practice sites to explore issues and innovative solutions.



  • Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS)
  • R E Ross Trust
  • Oz Child
  • Sidney Myer Fund
  • Department of Human Services (Victoria)
  • Office of Child Safety Commissioner (Victoria)
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs (Australian Government)
  • Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare