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 Purpose

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



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Latest News

Mel James takes out the GOLD!

Mel has been awarded the first prize for the QLD Service Business category for the 2020 AusMumpreneur awards! Social Care Solutions was born out of Mel’s passion to see improved outcomes for children in foster care by providing high quality assessments of kinship and...

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Thankful moments during Covid-19

Covid-19 has thrown many challenges our way yet our staff, colleagues, peers, clients and families, or anyone affected by this pandemic, remain close to our hearts and never far from our minds. SCS has worked tirelessly with our partners to ensure we maintain...

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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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“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”