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PSEA Design Lab: Apply to get involved!

May 15, 2019 | ACFID News

ACFID is now calling for Expressions of Interest from our members and their partners who wish to be involved in a Design Lab utilising innovation techniques to tackle issues in the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

The Design Lab is an initiative designed to bring ACFID’s members together to pitch ideas, exchange good practice and build a coalition across the sector to advance our collective action to address the recommendations of the VIFM PSEA report

The Lab has four key stages:

1. Call for expressions of interest – ACFID identifies interested member participants (or their partners) and invites them to take part.

2. Focus groups (virtual) – throughout June ACFID will host a series of focus groups in the lead-up to the Lab. Focus groups will help to generate initial ideas that can be progressed further on the day.

3. Design Lab – to take place in the week commencing 8 July. A face-to-face event to be held in Sydney. Participating members will be hosted in an innovative workshop-style event aimed at fleshing out the ideas from focus groups – identifying, discussing and furthering opportunities and initiatives surfaced.

4. Funding of identified activities – Using key initiatives identified throughout these events, ACFID will work with these members (or groups of members) to resource, progress and develop initiatives and resources that advance the PSEA recommendations.

Exact amounts of funding or co-funding provided by ACFID will be resolved on a case-by-case basis to suit the needs identified.

Why should my organisation get involved?

ACFID wants to hear from members and their partners who are working on PSEA issues within their organisations. Perhaps your organisation has ideas to share, has already started to work on some policy and training initiatives, or wants to explore further how we can work together to show our collective leadership. The design lab is not a magic bullet, nor will it serve as a forum to solve many of the issues raised in the VIFM report. However, ACFID believes that is only through furthering our collective prioritisation and action on the issues raised that we can begin the journey to improved practice. This is not an undertaking that ACFID alone can progress, it requires the commitment of our members and our partners.

Who from my organisation should get involved?

ACFID invites participants from all levels of member organisations who are working in PSEA. This could be executive management, HR functions, programming, policy, and may be at all levels of seniority. We wish to have member organisations of all sizes represented on the day. We also invite applications form interested partners of member organisations (with a limited number of supported places for partner attendance available).

What kinds of challenges will the design lab be tackling?

ACFID wishes to hear from our members on the challenges surrounding PSEA that you wish to explore in this kind of forum, and will invite you to input ideas as part of the Expression of Interest phase.

There are particularly challenging issues that could be explored in this event series, including those of cultural change, investigations processes, implementing with our partners and more. Understanding areas that members are finding most challenging to address will inform the basis of the problem statements to participants.

How do I apply?

ACFID invites organisations to submit an expression of interest to participate in the PSEA Design Lab

Download this document to prepare your application

Use the online application form to submit your application by COB Monday 3 June. Unfortunately, late applications cannot be considered.

Have questions about the Lab series?

Read more by downloading this documentor get in touch by emailing the learning and Innovation team.