Helpful media and a helpful public narrative

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016

In a fresh start for South Australia’s child protection system, what’s the role of media and the public narrative? Part of a 5-post series on a social innovation perspective on the Nyland Royal Commission into Child Protection Systems. When we explore child protection reform, often we compartmentalise each piece of the system and make changes to […]

From Evidence to Impact

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

Systematising the Steps from Evidence to Impact: Amplifying the Royal Commission’s Recommendation for an Early Intervention Research Directorate Part of a 5-post series on a social innovation perspective on the Nyland Royal Commission into Child Protection Systems. The Nyland Royal Commission recommendations have proposed the development of a ‘cross-departmental Early Intervention Research Directorate (EIRD) to inform the […]

Prevention as Process

Prevention as Process

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016

Part of a 5-post series on a social innovation perspective on the Nyland Royal Commission into Child Protection Systems. Many have said it; Australia’s child protection system has failed on its promise to children and their families. The Nyland Royal Commission has made an effort to rectify that —  expectedly, it’s seen some praise along with […]

A social innovation perspective on Child Protection Royal Commissions

A social innovation perspective on Child Protection Royal Commissions

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016

For the 40th time in the last decade, a child protection system in Australia has gone through a commission or inquiry. Yet we still have very similar child protection systems as we did in the 1960s. What will make this one any different? The first in a series of posts exploring aspects of the Child Protection Systems Royal Commision.

Child protection – too risky not to innovate

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Incidents of child abuse and neglect in Australia have more than doubled over the past decade*. Billions of dollars have been spent on a continuous cycle of inquiries and reviews into child protection systems in nearly every state and territory, a cycle that has played out almost identically in many places across the world. In […]