Terry Murphy

Country: Australia
Email: terry.murphy@elia.ngo
Languages: English
Licensed Signs of Safety Consultant; Regional Contact, Australia; Board Chair, Elia
Terry Murphy is the Board Chair for Elia International Ltd in Perth, Western Australia with primary responsibility to coordinate key international Signs of Safety system-wide implementations and to lead and advise the licensed Signs of Safety Consultants.

From 2007 to 2014, Terry was the Director-General of the Department of Child Protection and Family Support (DCPFS) Western Australia, which has more than 2,200 employees serving the State of 2.5 million square kilometres and 2.5 million inhabitants. In early 2008, the Western Australian Government, Terry and the DCPFS Executive made the decision to implement the Signs of Safety as its framework for all child protection practice throughout the agency. From that time under Terry’s leadership, and actively involving all levels of the organisation, the Signs of Safety implementation has been central in transforming the agency, its culture and practice outcomes.

Terry is also a principal of Munro, Turnell & Murphy Child Protection Consultancy and has recently published a paper with Professor Eileen Munro and Professor Andrew Turnell about leading for learning following a child fatality.