Using strengths-based frameworks as our foundation. Using dignity, respect and integrity as our practice.

“The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be able to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change” (Perry & Szalavitz)

“It’s easier to build a strong child, than it is to repair a broken adult”

Welcome to Social Care Solutions

Our Vision

Achieving improved outcomes for children, young people and families through quality service provision

Our Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality of assessments, training, services and support options for carers, parents, staff and clients across the human services sector throughout Australia.

Started in 2009, Social Care Solutions was born out of a desire to see higher standards in foster care assessment and training within the sector, with an emphasis on strengths-based practice and trauma-informed care provision. Over time, we have grown from one individual contractor to a team of over 30 social workers, psychologists, human service practitioners, therapists and teachers.

Social Care Solutions is able to provide efficient, effective and independent services to agencies within the child protection, child care and human services sectors. These services are offered Australia wide.

We offer the following tailored packages and individualised services:

  • General, kinship and intensive/specialist foster care assessment
  • Training in a child protection, assessment and trauma
  • Social work supervision for students and practitioners
  • Program planning, research and evaluation
  • Consultancy and support for program development
  • Intensive family and carer support packages
  • Child care industry training and professional development
  • Critical debriefing
  • Life story work
  • Team building and development activities


Latest News

2020 Conference – covid style!

This year, due to covid-19 restrictions, our planned Staff Conference had to be cancelled. Instead, we had a ‘virtual’ conference via Zoom, providing a great opportunity for our staff to connect with each other, discuss current working challenges and to learn together...

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New Partner in Victoria – Berry Street

Social Care Solutions are proud to be working with a new partner, Berry Street Victoria, delivering expert consultancy in child protection. Starting out as Melbourne’s Berry Street Babies’ Home in 1877, Berry Street has grown to become Victoria’s largest independent...

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Happy 10 Years SCS!

Social Care Solutions recently celebrated 10 years of operations with an intimate gathering at the Sofitel Brisbane. It was a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the growth of the business, the vision of Mel James as the founder and CEO and the relationships we have...

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Fantastic recent feedback

We genuinely want to know how we are doing as assessors, trainers and practitioners. We provide feedback forms and online survey links to all of our kinship and general carers or potential carers after their assessments have been completed so they can let us know how...

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Welcome to our new Online Training Portal!

Social Care Solutions’ consultants are constantly told by carers and staff alike that they do not have access to user-friendly, cost-effective, short training opportunities to help them in the here and now. We are very excited to say, that has now changed with the...

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“This is a really great assessment – its professional but I also really get a feel for who they are as people. Great Job!”

“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your absolute professionalism during this assessment journey”