JK Consultancy Projects

Consultancy Projects: 2012-2013 (current)

Research Associate, with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (1 August 2012- September 2013) - current

Conducting research interviews with young care leavers on their experiences on ‘Homelessness & leaving Care’ Research study in Queensland and Victoria.

Preliminary submission to Qld Child Protection Inquiry (15 March 2013)

Project consultant for ARACY, (November 2012 – June 2013)

Develop the Practice Guide for working with CALD communities and using the ‘Common Approach to Assessment, Referral and Support (CAARS) tools.

    Project consultant for Australian Psychological Society (APS) (March – June 2013)
    Develop the ‘Cultural Sensitive Practice’ online training modules as part of the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) Child Mental Health Services (CMHS) initiative training and clinical support project funded by Department of Health and Aging (DoHA).


Policy Submissions

Think outside the Box’ response to QCPCI Discussion paper (15 March 2013)

 ‘Cultural Competence in Child Protection’ (8 November 2012) submission to Qld Child Protection Inquiry

 Submission to Royal Commission into institutional responses to instances and allegations of child sexual abuse in Australia (26 November 2012)

Submission on Child Protection workers experience of workplace bullying’ to the Australian Government’s Education and Employment Committee's inquiry into workplace bullying (1 July 2012) – Submission No 55 

Submission to the National Anti-Racism Strategy consultation regarding the ‘experiences of Australian Sikhs’ on 9 May 2012.


Advisory roles in 2011-12

18 November 2011 – 30 June 2012: Ministerial Appointment as an Independent expert on the ‘Access & Equity Inquiry Panel’

The Inquiry Panel examined the Australian Government's ‘Access and Equity Strategy Inquiry’ and was one of the  Australian Government’s Multicultural Policy initiatives. The inquiry examined all Australian Government policies, programs and services and to ensure that Australian Government services are responsive to the needs culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The report is now available.  

January 2011 – current: Member of National Framework for Protecting Children ‘Common Approach to Assessment, Referral and Support (CAARS) Taskforce

Member of evaluation working group and Development of CAARS CALD Case study, you can view the CALD case studies and guidelines which have been incorporated in the Guidance Manual on page 22 Box 6.2 CALD consideration, CALD Case studies 3 & 5. 

Commissioned completed projects 2011-2012

Kaur, J (2012) Cultural Diversity and Child Protection research reportreleased 12 July 2012

In 2011, the Australian Government provided a grant for Ms Kaur to undertake a research literature review on the needs of CALD and refugee children and families in the Australian child protection system. This report is the first publication of its kind to review the available Australian research and establishes ‘baseline knowledge’ for policymakers, legal practitioners and researchers and proposes a number of recommendations. Click here to read the report.Available online:

2011-12: Centre for Excellence in Child & family Welfare Inc & CARE With Me (CWME), Victoria, Employed as a Project consultant and developed the following reports/documents:

Development of 5year Strategic Plan for CWME

Development of Funding Proposal and Feasibility Study for CWME;

Policy development and submission to Protecting Victorian Vulnerable Child Protection Inquiry (28 June 2011);

Scoping Research study on number of CALD and refugee children and young people in OOHC in Victoria(2012)

CARE With Me (Victorian NGO):
• Policy development and submission to Victorian Child Protection Inquiry (28 June 2011);
• Cultural Competence training workshops for Victorian Department of Human Service staff and NGOs.

Info on latest commissioned project in Victoria: 

CALD Research Part 1:

CALD research Part 2:

Media coverage:
"The inquiry will also hear from University of Queensland researcher Jatinder Kaur about the need for a multicultural child protection strategy, to provide child protection workers with more cultural awareness to meet the needs of culturally diverse families."Sydney Morning Herald on Child Protection