The Healing Foundation
ANROWS has partnered with The Healing Foundation to deliver WorkUP Queensland, a workforce planning and development service for the sexual violence, domestic and family violence and women’s health and wellbeing sector.
The service, funded by the Queensland Government is the first comprehensive workforce planning exercise to be undertaken for this sector in Queensland.
WorkUP brings The Healing Foundation’s strong connection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and healing, backed by the expertise of ANROWS in facilitating evidence-based policy and practice.
Informed and driven by frontline providers, WorkUP’s objective is to address workforce-related challenges and opportunities to grow the workforce and better support current and future workers.
Through a series of industry-led initiatives, aimed at strengthening the workforce and its practice, WorkUP is supporting enhanced quality and consistency in domestic and family violence service provision across the state.
ANROWS is leveraging knowledge translation and exchange expertise to facilitate the development and roll out of ‘practice studios’. Practice studios bring current evidence, research and knowledge to life in real world settings. Organisations hosting practice studios will lead the way in discovering what it takes to implement evidence in practice. Using action research, host services will take evidence based resources and strategies and ‘road test’ or refine them for implementation. Lessons learned and resources developed will be shared across the sector, so that the benefits can be amplified.
In 2019, WorkUP commenced initial engagement with stakeholders across the sector in ten locations across the state. The Designing, Driving and Leading change forums brought sector representatives together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. Information generated from these forums will result in regional, and statewide strategic workforce plans.