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

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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What the ‘new normal’ means for practitioners and teams

What the ‘new normal’ means for practitioners and teams

We’re living in strange times - and just as we’ve all needed to adapt our lifestyles, we’ll need to adjust how we practice to fit in with the ‘new normal’. To help, we spoke with our senior consultant Kristy Carr to get her top five predictions for how teams working in the...

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Upcoming Workshops


Event Venue Date
High Voltage – working with ‘high risk’ adolescents (Online workshop) Online Workshop
  • October 20, 2021 9:20 am
Family Ties – working with kinship and relative carers (Online workshop) Online Workshop
  • November 2, 2021 9:20 am
Eyes Wide Open - assessing risk in family-based care (Online workshop) Online Workshop
  • November 24, 2021 9:20 am
Repairing Broken Threads - Reconnection and reunification practice (Online workshop) Online Workshop
  • December 1, 2021 9:20 am


2021 encompass training calendar

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