Community Education, Events and Forums
Our community education activities increase access to our services, raise awareness about the work we do, and help us identify issues that are important to the public. These community activities include:
- conducting outreach, stakeholder and other forums
- providing information sessions for specific groups
- giving presentations at conferences, seminars and meetings
- providing information at community events.
In addition to these activities and the liaison and consultation work our staff do during projects and investigations, we have dedicated units and positions within our office that focus on working directly with the community. These include our Aboriginal Unit and our Youth Liaison Officer.
Events and forums coming up
Ombudsman outreach forums for the community services sector
These forums are aimed at community sector workers and consumers in regional and rural centres. At the forums, the Community Services and Disability Commissioner and senior staff from our community services division provide an overview of the role of our office, particularly the work we do in the community services sector. Although these events focus mainly on providing information to local services and individuals, they provide us with valuable feedback about issues and concerns affecting the regions we visit.
Information about upcoming outreach forums will be posted here and on our training and events calendar.
Out in the community
We participate in a range of community events, festivals and conferences. We also work with other government agencies and service providers at events that provide a one-stop shop for communities – giving people the opportunity to raise a wide range of questions and concerns about government services.
See our training and events calendar for more information about upcoming activities and events we will be at, or contact us if you would like to invite us to attend an event.
Information sessions & presentations
We offer brief general information sessions for community groups that focus on the roles and functions of the Ombudsman. We can also provide information sessions on specific areas of our work, such as the Ombudsman's role in community services, employment-related child protection and police complaints.
Resources and guidelines
Our community education programme also includes producing a range of guidelines and accessible resources to assist agencies and the public. Learn more.