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'Put yourself in my place' : designing and managing care homes for people with dementia. /

by Cantley, Caroline | Wilson, Robert C.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2002Description: ix, 117 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2002 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A literature review and description of the regulatory framework : to support the project for the evaluation of the impact of accreditation on the delivery of quality of care and quality of life to residents in Australian /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Health and Ageing 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2005 Publications Number: P3-2088 "Prepared by Campbell Research & Consulting". Bibliography: p. 131-148Summary: The project to evaluate the impact of accreditation on the delivery of quality of care and quality of life to residents in residential aged care homes (the project), was commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing (the Department) in November 2004. The project is being undertaken by Campbell Research & Consulting, who have formed a consortium with Phillips Fox Lawyers and Monash University. The broad objectives of the project are to: Assess the impact of accreditation on the quality of care and quality of life of residents in residential aged care homes; and having regard to the findings of the project and other performance and benchmarking assessment systems, identify options for the measurement of quality improvement in the future provision of world class care. The project comprises two main stages. The first stage entails developing a foundation of evidence from analysis of existing literature, the current legislative framework, and key stakeholder consultations. The second stage of the project will comprise development of a survey of residential aged care homes to empirically assess key influences on quality of care and life for residents and identify performance measures to monitor future improvement.Availability: (1)

An outline of National Standards for Out-of-Home Care : a priority project under the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children : 2009-2020 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010Summary: The National Standards for Out-of-Home Care have been designed to deliver consistency and drive improvements in the quality of care provided to children and young people. The 13 National Standards focus on the key factors that directly influence better outcomes for those living in out-of-home care. The measurement of and reporting on, outcomes is a major feature of the refining and improving of the National Standards over the long term. Evidence shows that the experiences and quality of care received in out-of-home care can be critical to determining whether a child or young person can recover from the effects of trauma and more able to access opportunities in life.Availability: (1)

Approaches to quality systems. /

by Dunnachie, Hugh.

Publisher: 1992Description: pp.14-35.Notes: Rec. no. for book: b5622 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assuring quality in vocational education and training : the role of accrediting VET providers /

by European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.

Publisher: Luxembourg Publications Office of the European Union 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Cedefop Reference series ; no. 90.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 207-217Summary: This publication examines how accreditation systems relate to quality assurance by means of 12 in-depth case studies. Of these, four relate to economic sectors, eight to countries. The results show that accreditation systems are widely accepted by providers, and deliver vocational education and training to predefined quality standards - with or without the direct involvement of public authorities. Accreditation has a clearing effect: weak performers disappear from the market and successfully accredited providers become more visible. The use of quality labels could be more widespread. It is mostly found in the sectoral examples, especially where the value of such labels can be clearly defined. The study shows that accreditation systems for vocational education and training can make sure that minimum standards are observed in VET delivery. For the future, the challenge will be to turn accreditation into a driving force for better quality. To do so, the study suggests a multistep approach to accreditation and concludes with recommendations for national, sectoral and European stakeholders.Availability: (1)

Blurring the boundaries : quality relationships bring good care /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (23.32 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Notes: Contents: Leaving early -- Shopping and rushing -- Laziness -- Feedback / Clients / Carers / Care Manager. Narrator: George and Mary Latham Editing: Nikki Hale, Michael Hillear -- Director: Lisa Rollinson -- Executive Producer: Chistine Morka -- Music: Paul Dillon. 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Building sustainable adult literacy provision : a review of international trends in adult literacy policy and programs. /

by McKenna, Rosa | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Fitzpatrick, Lynne.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2004Availability: (1)

Committed to quality : quality assurance in social services departments. /

by James, Ann.

Publisher: London, U.K. HMSO 1992Description: 31 p.Notes: missing 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Developing quality in personal social services : concepts, cases and comments. /

by Evers, Adalbert, (ed.) | Haverinen, Riitta, (ed.) | Leichsenring, Kai, (ed.).

Publisher: Aldershot Ashgate 1997Description: vi, 312 p. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Emerging models in community services. /

by Christian, Trevor | Beacroft, Laura.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Social Service 1997Description: 7 leaves + appendices.Notes: Congress held on 6-7 November 1997 Rec. no. for conference: B9526 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Establishing standards in social care. /

by Ritchie, Pete.

Publisher: 1992Description: pp.57-75.Notes: Rec. no. for book: b5622 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Figuring out the framework : a visual response to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework /

by Grinter, Catherine | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Leonard, Lea-Ann.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: 26 p. : ill.Other title: Family day care framework.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The Brotherhood of St Laurence would like to thank Family Day Care field workers Catherine Grinter and Lea-Ann Leonard for the development of this document, with contributions from Eileen Buckley, Kim Ferguson, Terri Heard, Linley Kensitt, Daniel Leach and Elizabeth Orr. Bibliography : p. 26 Printed copies of this publication are available from BSL Community Services. A new edition is expected to be released by 2011.Summary: This resource aims to assist early childhood professionals to implement the new Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the ; National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC) Quality Practices Guide. The release of the Victorian Government?s Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework is an exciting development in the early childhood field. However, this document, alongside other state-based regulations and NCAC quality assurance requirements, can be quite daunting and difficult to understand. This is especially the case for early childhood professionals with English as a second language. Through accessible language and images, this resource demonstrates how many of the core professional practices of Family Day Care carers meet the requirements of both the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the NCAC Family Day ; Care Quality Assurance Quality Practices Guide.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (7), BSL Archives (1).

Interpretive guide : Community & Social Services /

by Quality Improvement Council.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Quality Improvement Council 2012Description: 160 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2012 Version 2.3 See also: QIC Health and Community Service Standards 6th edition April 2010, Version 1.2Summary: This Good Practice Guide to the QIC Standards for Community Services was developed by the Quality Improvement Council (QIC), in close consultation with representatives from the sector - services, peak bodies and government departments. ; Its purpose is to interpret the QIC standards in ways that will make them more consistent with the context, culture and service delivery models of community services, without changing the nature of the standards themselves. ; It includes: ; interpretations of the standards ; examples of good practice ; identification of other similar standards or criteria ; definitions of key terms and ; links to information and resources relevant to each standard.Availability: (1)

Making a difference for children : the journey in assuring quality child care /

by National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC).

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC) 2009Description: x, 126 p. : ill.Notes: 2 copies Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: 'Making a Difference for Children: The Australian journey in assuring quality child care' chronicles the development of quality child care including the implementation of the current Child Care Quality Assurance systems and conveys the unique circumstances of Australia being the only country with child care accreditation supported by Government and linked to Government funding.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Our future on the line : keeping the early childhood education and care reforms on track /

by Early Childhood Australia.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Early Childhood Australia 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A State of the Sector report by Early Childhood AustraliaSummary: Improving the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia certainly has its challenges but it will achieve good outcomes for children, families, the early childhood education and care workforce and the nation.Availability: (1)

Protecting Australia's children research audit (1995-2010) : Final report /

by McDonald, Myfanwy | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Higgins, Daryl | Valentine, Kylie | Lamont, Alister.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 51-52Summary: The purpose of this audit is to identify, describe and disseminate information about Australian research projects (including program evaluations) undertaken during the 1995-2010 period on topics relating to the protection of children. This audit covers a broad scope of topics, ranging from universal preventative initiatives through to statutory child protection and out-of-home care -- Executive summaryAvailability: (1)

Protecting children is everyone's business : National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children : implementing the first three-year action plan, 2009-2012 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Based on the premise that protecting children is everyone!s business, the National Framework was developed through a strong partnership between governments and the non-government sector and extensive consultation. It is critical that we continue to work together in this way to implement and deliver the National Framework.Availability: (1)

Protecting children is everyone's business : National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 : annual report to the Council of Australian Governments 2009-10 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: xviii, 138 p. ill.Other title: National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 134-138 Annual Report to the Council of Australian Governments 2009-10Summary: Recognising that the safety and wellbeing of children is the responsibility of all levels of government, the Australian Government has led the development of the National Framework, working closely with States and Territories.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Protecting children is everyone's business : National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 : annual report to the Council of Australian Governments 2010-11 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2012Description: PDF.Other title: National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 129-130Summary: Every child has the right to a safe, healthy and happy childhood. Sadly, there are still many children in Australia who are not safe. This was the impetus behind the decision of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and the Coalition of Organisations Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of Australia's Children, to work together to improve children's lives through the Protecting Children is Everyone's Business: National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009?2020 (the National Framework).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Protecting children is everyone's business : National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 : second three-year action plan, 2012-2015 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2012Description: PDF.Other title: National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Every child has the right to a safe, healthy and happy childhood. Sadly, there are still many children in Australia who are not safe. This was the impetus behind the decision of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and the Coalition of Organisations Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of Australia's Children, to work together to improve children's lives through the Protecting Children is Everyone's Business: National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 (the National Framework).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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