Increasing Collaboration in the ACT


Dr Gail Winkworth, Kate Butler

Funding Source:

Australian Government - Protecting Australia's Children Framework


This project was funded by the Australian Government under the Protecting Australia's Children Framework to assist vulnerable families earlier by linking them with services and supports, thereby preventing where possible their involvement, with statutory Child Protection.

Over eight months weekly intake meetings were held at which ACT Housing and ACT Care and Protection Services referred families to specific non-government agencies for support and assistance. ICPS supported the project using an action research approach to assess how the partnership was going and to identify specific issues that required further work


Winkworth, G., & Butler, K. (2009). A report on the progress of 'Protecting Australia's Children' Panel - a project to increase collaboration between ACT Housing, ACT Child Protection Services and ACT Community Service Providers. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.