If this is your first time here Click on Create New Account and follow the steps.

Once you have created your account, navigate to the OOHC courses section and click on Introduction to Joint Protocol.

You will be asked for an enrolment key or number, which is JP2017.

At the end of the module a short quiz will ask you for your postcode and agency name. Please complete to receive your Certificate of Completion.

If you are having trouble accessing this module please email: yasmin@acwa.asn.au

Joint Protocol Training for ITC and Residential Care Workers

This free training module is designed to support staff working in residential settings to implement the Joint Protocol to reduce the contact of young people in residential out-of-home care (OOHC) and intensive therapeutic care (ITC) with the criminal justice system.

Developed by ACWA, together with the Department of Communities and Justice, Legal Aid NSW and the Lighthouse Institute, this training package includes video content about trauma, its impacts, and working with young people who have experienced trauma. Two case studies are used to demonstrate how to implement trauma principles into practice. The focus then shifts to how to use the Joint Protocol to reduce the number of times that police are called to respond to disputes in residential OOHC and ITC services, using two case studies as a basis for the learning.

To access this training please click on the TRAINING button and follow the instructions on the login screen.

The Joint Protocol was developed by the NSW Ombudsman, based on extensive consultation with a number of stakeholders including non-government residential OOHC and ITC agencies, NSW Police, the Department of Communities and Justice, Legal Aid NSW, and members of ACWA’s Residential Care Providers Network.