About Child Focused Solutions
Who we are:
We are professionals who have been working in child protection, Out of Home Care (OOHC), training and early childhood education for many years. Together, we hold over 50 years of experience working with children, young people and families across a range of statutory and non-government services within Australia and the United Kingdom.
We identified a lack of quality training available in the ACT and surrounds to meet the needs of those working or caring for children and for organisations wishing to strengthen their workplace practices. Our business, Child Focused Solutions, was established in 2015 to address this identified training gap. We provide workshops and customised training to parents, carers, professionals and organisations that support children and families. We bring our diverse and established expertise into the training room and look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.
Child Focused Solutions is unique as we provide training that is:
- flexible to meet the needs of busy people and organisations
- offered after hours and on weekends as well as during business hours
- delivered at your workplace, making it easier for staff to attend.
Please contact us on 02 6140 5399 to discuss your specific training needs. We bring all the training materials required, including relevant resources and handouts, to facilitate your learning.
Meet the Team
Sarah is a Senior Social Worker with significant expertise in the fields of child protection, Out of Home Care (OOHC), adoption and training and assessment. Since 2000, Sarah has worked in statutory child protection services in NSW, the ACT and the United Kingdom. She is a Contracted Adoption Assessor and Registered Counsellor within NSW. Sarah is also a NSW Children’s Court Clinician responsible for conducting independent assessments of the needs of children, young people and families involved in the NSW statutory child protection system. Sarah has a passion for training and has enjoyed delivering Positive Futures Caring Together (nationally accredited ACT Foster Care training) and permanent care training for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS). Sarah is thrilled to be a Director of Child Focused Solutions and is excited about providing information and education to parents, carers, professionals and organisations in the ACT and surrounds. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and a Masters of Development Studies (with Merit).