About Jatinder Kaur

Jatinder Kaur

Ms Kaur has over 10 years experience in working in research, policy and social services practice within Queenlsand context. She has held positions within government (Queensland and Commonwealth), non-government and research academic roles.

Ms Kaur specialises in working with CALD communities. As part of her Masters research she explored cross cultural competence for child protection workers and their engagement with families from CALD background. She designed and developed the Cross Cultural Child Protection Survey (CCCPS) which is an assessment tool that can provide agencies with evidence-based information on the training and professional development needs of frontline child protection workers.

This research was the first of its kind to be conducted in Australia. She has presented her research finding at national and international conferences and has written two research papers which are published in Australian peer reviewed journals:
• Children Australia (32:4, 2007) and
• Developing Practice (Issue 23, 2009).

In 2010, Jatinder was profiled as research specialist in the UniQuest brochure on 'Prosperous and Sustainable Communities Research Group: A public, private and community sector guide to community research specialists'. Her profile can be viewed on page 55 of this publication: UniQuest Communities Research Group Directory

Jatinder was filmed in the DVD teaching resource developed by Griffith Univeristy titled ‘Cross Cultural Practice in social Work and Human Services’.

She has also advocated the needs of CALD children to be recognised in key social policy initiatives being led by the Commonwealth government and is a member of two taskforces:
• ARACY Early Childhood Development Reference group and
• National Framework for Protecting Children ‘Common Approach to Assessment, Referral and Support (CAARS) Taskforce.

Previous Consultancy Projects

• Member of ARACY Early Childhood Development Reference Group (2010-11), provided advice on the needs of CALD children and young people early childhood development and educational needs.

• Provided advice to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute on the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) roll out with CALD children and training for teachers (2009-10).

• Kaur 2009 paper is cited on page 3, of 'Crime prevention programs for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia', Research in Practice Report No.18, June 2011, Australian Institute of Criminology

• Provided consultation advice to Multicultural Development Association in developing the ‘Safe Communities’ brochures and fact sheets for CALD/refugee families (2009).

• Provided advice to FAHCSIA to undertake a feasibility study by the National Child Protection Clearinghouse on collecting data on CALD children in out-of-home care and inclusions in the National Research Agenda for CALD children (2009).

• Member of Multicultural CALD reference group and was filmed in DVD teaching resource developed by Griffith University titled ‘Cross Cultural Practice in Social Work and Human Services (2008-09).

• Provided consultation advice to Department of Child Safety on developing training modules for departmental staff on working with CALD communities in child protection (2007-08).