Encompass Family and Community

child protection | child and family welfare | community services

From knowledge to practice


Specialist training, development and consultancy for the human services sector

Operating since 2001, Encompass Family and Community is a private, Australian-owned company employing senior consultants who have in-depth knowledge and expert skills in human services.  Delivering training, development and specialist consultancy projects locally, regionally and nationally, our home base is in Brisbane, Queensland.

We are adept at working either face-to-face or virtually with individuals, teams, programs, organisations and inter-agency groups across non-government and government agencies.

Our expertise centres on child protection (across the whole of the spectrum from prevention to intervention), family support, trauma-informed practice and youth services; and reaches across domestic and family violence prevention, homelessness support, and the community health and education sectors.

Our Services

Practical, relevant and enabling skills and knowledge transfer across people, places and settings.

Providing the tools to think differently, stretch boundaries and develop leadership skills.

We are adept at project management, validating findings and delivering reports and presentations.

We design and develop approaches to organisational projects and deliver successful results.

When an outside opinion really counts, we bring our extensive experience to the table.

Meet the Team

 Recent Insights

Walk it off

Walk it off

The Encompass team is always seeking creative and impactful ways to develop your practice, supervisory and leadership skills.  Did you know we now offer ‘walking supervision’ where individual professional supervision (for human services workers, managers and leaders) is...

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The benefits of virtual workshops

The benefits of virtual workshops

From Townsville to Tokyo, human services agencies, teams, and individual workers have had to find highly effective ways to keep on learning through the use of virtual workshops and online group processes.  As a result, the new ‘workarounds’ that have emerged in response to...

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The Encompass classroom is everywhere

The Encompass classroom is everywhere

Encompass is making it easier than ever for peers to connect and learn no matter where they are, with some great new learning opportunities coming up. Executive Director Chris-Maree Sultmann said that getting knowledge into practice need not be constrained by physical distance...

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Upcoming Workshops


Event Venue Date
First-Up – client response training for administration staff TBA
  • August 8, 2024 9:30 am
Sold Out
For The Record - effective recording for child and youth work TBA
  • August 27, 2024 9:30 am
Sold Out
Digging Deeper – Risk Assessment with Vulnerable Children and Families Online Workshop
  • September 10, 2024 9:30 am
  • September 11, 2024 9:30 am
Repairing Broken Threads - reconnection and reunification with children and families Online Workshop
  • October 15, 2024 9:30 am
  • October 16, 2024 9:30 am
Sold Out
Holding the Space - effective supervision for supervisors TBA
  • November 7, 2024 9:30 am
Sold Out


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Encompass Family and Community acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of Australia and traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We honour their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. Encompass acknowledges the Turrbal and Yuggera peoples as the traditional custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane) the lands on which our organisation is located. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present.

We fully support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and stand in support of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.