Office of Professional Practice

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The Office of Professional Practice within the Department of Health and Human Services drives best practice to deliver positive outcomes for people who access human services.

The Office works in partnership with professionals and organisations to maximise people’s quality of life, promote people’s development and safeguard their rights.

The Office provides practice leadership and evidence-informed directions and recommendations about human services, policy and service design to promote continuous improvement in client outcomes.

The Office brings together the former Offices of the Principal Practitioner (child protection and youth justice) and the Senior Practitioner (Disability). This integration has strengthened the department’s commitment to working in collaboration with our service partners to deliver holistic services for clients with complex needs.

The Senior Practitioner (Disability) has powers under the Disability Act 2006 for ensuring that the rights of persons who are subject to restrictive interventions and compulsory treatment are protected and that appropriate standards in relation to these practices are complied with.

If you would like to make an appointment to talk to someone from the Senior Practitioner - Disability team, please contact the office on telephone number (03) 9096 8427.

Resources, case consultation and learning and development information provided by the Office

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Telephone: 03 9096 8427
50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

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If you would like to make an appointment to meet with one of our staff, please contact the office by telephone on (03) 9096 8427.

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