Berry Street's long history of supporting children in need and our reputation for excellence in service provision provides the foundation and credibility on which the Berry Street Childhood Institute is built. In our work we are able to draw on the expertise of the Berry Street Childhood Institute’s staff, our Associates from within Berry Street’s leadership and staff group, and our esteemed Fellows.

Our Services

The Berry Street Childhood Institute offers an independent consulting service dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people. Our consultants provide expert and strategic advice about innovative practice, program development and public policy. We work with leadership and staff teams across Australia on a fee for service basis.

Our Expertise

Our team has extensive expertise and direct experience, as well as knowledge of contemporary research and thinking. We offer consultancy in the following areas:

  • Good Care
- Therapeutic Care
- Quality of Care
- Home Based Care
- Life Story Therapy

  • Education
  • Family Violence
  • Community Development
  • Youth Engagement and Participation
  • Working with Aboriginal Families and Communities
  • Public Policy

For further discussion, contact Pam Miranda (Senior Manager - Knowledge Development) on 03 9429 9266 or email

Berry Street was first established on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present, and to all the traditional custodians of land throughout Australia.