About child focused practice.


Continuum Consulting Australia is a service involving a community of practitioners who have experience specifically within the child protection system.

Our backgrounds include work within Family and Community Services, non-government organisations, the Children’s Court Clinic, the Office of the Children’s Guardian and the New South Wales Ombudsman. Our experience together provides a diverse yet strong knowledge base within the field and a supportive work environment.

Each of our consultants are trained in social work or have multiple qualifications, including psychology, child and adolescent welfare, and counselling. Some consultants are current research academics and are able to provide consultation on upcoming projects in the field.

Our contact staff are trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma-Inforned Practice.

Continuum Consulting staff have a passion for child-focused practice, raising the standards in assessment and building relationships between children and their families.

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Danielle Draper


Danielle is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker; Court Clinician; Training Facilitator; and a lecturer at the University of Wollongong.

With a career that spans over two decades in the community Services sector Danielle has worked in many frontline and leadership roles across New South Wales in both city and regional/remote communities. In 2013 she founded her own company, Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd and more recently has been engaged by University of Wollongong as lecturer and subject co-ordinator in social work.

Danielle is passionate about creating positive outcomes for children through leadership and the development of good practice. She established Continuum Consulting as a platform to create practice change in the areas of family visit facilitation and assessment work. Danielle also conducts training and coaching, and undertakes assessments for the Children’s Court Clinic for the company. More recently Danielle has developed therapeutic services at Continuum specialising in trauma focused CBT, EMDR, and Theraplay, all specifically tailored to support children with developmental trauma.

She leads a team of 40 staff across two Continuum Consulting offices, Wollongong and Penrith, and a satellite team located around New South Wales, including regional and remote areas.

Danielle has a Bachelor Social Science (Psychology); Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare, Master of Social Work, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, a Grad Cert Developmental Trauma and a Grad Cert in Executive Coaching and Leadership. She is qualified in TF-CBT, EMDR and Theraplay as focussed psychological strategies for working with children and families in a therapeutic framework.

Danielle is an accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, NSW Chamber of Business – Illawarra, The EMDR Institute and more recently has been a finalist in the Illawarra Business Awards for the ‘Excellence in Leadership’ Award.

Deborah Whittington


Deborah has a B. Arts (Psych) (UWS), Grad Dip. Educational Studies (Primary) (UWS) Grad Cert. Counselling (UNE) and a Cert IV Training and Assessment (TAFE). She has a strong background in both the child protection sector and leadership positions. Deborah is a trained practitioner in conducting reportable conduct investigations and well versed in policy and procedure in the Out-of-Home care sector.

Deborah manages the Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd office in Penrith and leads the team in best practice service delivery. Since working with Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd, she has recruited and developed an innovative team to respond to children’s needs an enhance relationships with families. Deborah also conducts comprehensive assessments for the organisation with a view to giving vulnerable children an opportunity for permanency in their placements.

Prior to working within the organisation, Deborah held management positions in the provision of Out of Home Care and had a five year career within FACS. She finished her time in FACS as a Senior Project Officer, running the Caseworker Development Program for new caseworkers. Learning and development is a passion of Deborah’s, she continues to provide internal and external training in child protection and specifically her areas of specialty, interviewing children in the forensic framework and parenting programs.

Kylie Froome


Kylie is an experienced social worker with 20 years’ experience in the Community services field.  She is a Social Worker, Trainer, and trauma therapist. She is a trained Family Group Conference facilitator and has extensive experience in implementing, monitoring and reviewing service interventions within a quality assurance and best practice standards framework.

Throughout her career Kylie has been driven by a desire to facilitate change, and seek quality outcomes for children, young people, families and staff.  She has a passion for family preservation, child safety, mindful based social work, and vicarious trauma.

After holding many leadership positions in Community Services where she worked many years as a Caseworker, Casework Specialist, Manager Casework, Manager Practice Support and Director Practice Quality, Kylie has become a skilled leader. Kylie has facilitated positive outcomes for families through complex staff discussions, mentoring, training, supervision, critical debriefing and coaching.

Since joining Continuum Consulting, she has undertaken a number of roles including Assessments, and training ChildStory and more recently developing therapeutic services in trauma focused CBT and EMDR.

Kylie has a Bachelor of Social Work and is currently undertaking her Certificate IV in Training and Education. Kylie is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, as well as the The EMDR Institute.