Voices of Parents

The Voices of Parents Project was a first for Victoria, a catalyst for involving nine birth parents with lived experience of the child protection system in a design project.

Funded jointly by Gandel Foundation and Equity Trustees, the project was managed and facilitated by the Centre of Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and it enabled the development, testing and refining of lived experience models.

The project’s success was underpinned by co-design principles resulting in a participatory model and resources to support better service delivery and overall practice improvements.

Subsequently the participants also met with the Victorian government and delivered a presentation on the key learnings and outcomes from the project.