Relational Approaches can develop systemic policy and quality assurance strategies, produce operational procedures and protocols, evaluate legislation, write program proposals and grant applications, and facilitate stakeholder consultations and working groups.

Previous consultancy projects have included:

  • serving as acting manager of the Domestic and Family Violence team at PARVAN (NSW Ministry of Health), which included a review of key policy and strategic documents;
  • conducting a grant-scoping project and developing a Strategic Plan to scale-up a core program for the Sydney-based Child Abuse Prevention Service;
  • developing Best Practice Standards and an Accreditation Scheme for the Victorian Association for Restorative Justice;
  • facilitating working groups to enable a large NGO to formulate a Reconciliation Action Plan, a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, a Rainbow Tick Plan, and a Cultural Diversity Strategy;
  • completing two national consultations on the needs of people living with acquired brain injury in relation to (a) NDIS assessment and eligibility and (b) the NDIS Rules;
  • producing a ‘Constructive Workplace Relationships Framework and Procedures’ for the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood, Victoria and training it workforce of 60 staff;
  • writing four ‘Background Papers’ on the extent to which the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry Report endorsed the recommendations of Brain Injury Australia and its Member Organisations;
  • providing detailed feedback to the federal government on multiple drafts of the new NDIS legislation;
  • designing best practice guidance, casework materials, referral criteria and protocols for a restorative justice service operating in the area of institutional abuse in Scotland;
  • initiating and producing policies, proposals, grant applications and other supporting material for the strategic development of services for people with an acquired brain injury;
  • developing policy documents, program proposals, business cases, and ministerial briefs for the Victorian Department of Justice;
  • developing a “Quality Assurance Framework” for a restorative justice service operating in the area of traumatic death in Victoria;
  • drafting a government document that outlined the national principles, referral protocols and criteria for the use of restorative justice services for young people in Scotland;
  • writing a number of grant applications for NGOs, including Department of Social Services grants, Disability Support Organisation Capacity Building grants, etc.; and
  • assisting the UK Home Office Training and Accreditation Group to formulate their “Best Practice Guidance for Restorative Justice Practitioners” (2004), and then adapting this Guidance for the Scottish Context.


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