4th Australasian Conference on Child Death Inquiries and Reviews

The 4th Australasian Conference on Child Death Inquiries and Reviews provides an opportunity for delegates to share innovations that have strengthened child protection services and child death review practices through achieving outcomes that make a difference.

This biennial two day conference, hosted for the first time in Perth, Western Australia, provides a program of national and international leaders in reviews of child deaths, serious injuries to children, and family and domestic violence fatalities.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions about innovations, challenges and future opportunities to strengthen child protection services and child death review practices by achieving outcomes that make a difference.

The conference will feature an official opening address by the Honourable Helen Morton MLC Minister for Child Protection Western Australia, an introductory address by the Western Australian Ombudsman, and closing address by the Director General, Department for Child Protection and Family Support.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Donna Chung
Head of Social Work
Curtin University

Professor of Social Work and Head of the Department of Social Work at Curtin University. Donna’s work in the area of gendered violence has involved research, program evaluation and providing policy advice to governments.
 

Victoria Hovane 
Independent Director of Indigenous Programs and Services
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety to Reduce Violence against Women & their Children

An Aboriginal woman from Broome in the Kimberley region of WA, Victoria holds a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology and is nearing completion of a PhD (Forensic Psychology) aimed at informing an Aboriginal cultural dimension in psychological theories of sexual offending against children. Victoria is an experienced consultant and practitioner having worked in a number of social welfare, legal, victim and offender services, research projects and advisory roles over the past 30 years.

Topics

  • The impact of family and domestic violence on Aboriginal women, children and families.
  • Developing multi-agency youth suicide intervention and prevention strategies through reviewing the suicide deaths of young people.
  • The challenges and emerging issues arising in the area of family and domestic violence fatality reviews.
  • Leading, and learning, in child protection agencies following a child fatality.
  • Challenges and opportunities for enhancing child death reviews.

Who Should Attend

Professionals working in, or associated with, reviews of child deaths, serious injuries to children and family and domestic violence fatalities.

Program

Click here to download the Conference Program.

Program enquiries contact: CDIRConference@ombudsman.wa.gov.au

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