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 Office of Professional Practice please contact the office on telephone number (03) 9096 8427.

Senior Practitioner-Disability report for the period 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015. New.

Senior Practitioner-Disability report for the period 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015.

The report highlights activities during our eighth year which was another busy and productive year showing ongoing modest gains in the reduction of the use of seclusion and physical restraint.

New resource from AMAZE

The Office of Professional Practice has collaborated with AMAZE (formerly Autism Victoria) to conduct research and develop a resource for parents, carers and staff about wandering/elopement in developmental disabilities. 

The resource is called Wandering in People on the Autism Spectrum.

For more information, go to the Wandering in People on the Autism Spectrum page on this website.

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

Contact us

Email: officeofprofessionalpractice@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Telephone: 03 9096 8427
24/50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

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