Outcomes, Practice
and Evidence Network

OPEN fosters the sharing of practice experience, research and evaluation to achieve better outcomes with children, young people and families. The OPEN Portal will link you to key information, activities, practice resources and experts. It highlights evidence of what works, and how to use and create evidence. Join our mailing list below.

Outcomes Journey

Discover the resources you can use to create and integrate evidence into your programs and practice to better understand the difference you are making and to deliver better outcomes for children, young people and families.

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In 2023 our OPEN Symposium theme was ‘Building resilient families and thriving communities’. Our speakers covered a range of topics, sharing their innovative, evidence-informed work including in out-of-home care, early intervention, family violence, building the evidence base for First Nations Families.

Blogs from the sector

Read and share reflections, news, recent research and evaluation reports from sector, national and international experience about what works to inform practice and deliver outcomes for children and families.

Case Studies

Find out how organisations across the sector are using, creating and integrating evidence about outcomes into their services, programs, organisational practice and systems.


OPEN Services can help

Sometimes it is hard to know where to begin or the best approach to measure outcomes and integrate evidence into your program and practice. You don’t have to tackle these challenges alone! OPEN Advisory Services provide support to get you started or keep you moving in the right direction.

Contact us if you need help with:

  • Program logic or outcomes focused design and measurement using evaluation tools
  • Evidence review or needs analysis
  • Implementation support
  • Foundational micro skills or practices
  • Taking your promising practices or evidence based program to the next level.

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