The Office of Professional Practice (OPP) supports professionals to provide effective care consistent with both leading practice and regard for the safety and wellbeing of all clients.
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The office is led by the Chief Practitioner and Director, whose role it is to enable timely and authoritative advice on practice matters in relation to child protection and disability services.
Functions of the office
It leads and contributes to research and service development initiatives within the organisation and in collaboration with other leading institutions
It takes a leading role for promoting a learning culture that integrates evidence-based practice and critical reflection
It provides advice and direction to the service sector in the respective fields.
It delivers practice leadership in child protection, family violence and disability sector
It provides operational service delivery to Secure Welfare Services and the Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service
It works to support the rights of people subject to restrictive interventions and compulsory treatment, through the Senior Practitioner – Disability, and develops standards in relation to these services.
Other functions include:
Responding to behaviours of concern
Driving practice improvements through data analysis
Supporting workforce capability
Modelling practice leadership.
The office accepts requests to review a case or provide case consultation support from client services, families, external review bodies and senior departmental staff.
Persons with a disability, a parent/ guardian or an advocate can request a review of matters related to restrictive intervention or compulsory treatment by completing a case review request form. If you would like to request any training from the office please contact us.