About Graeme M Baird

About Graeme M Baird

  • I am a psychologist who has been involved in OoHC and YJ over the last thirty years. My career spans working as a protective worker, residential care worker, YJ worker, manager/superintendent of YJ detention centres and large children’s homes etc.
  • In the 1980s I lead the Victorian Government’s  de-institutionalisation program for child protection clients
  • I currently work as a psychologist in private practice and in schools for highly disadvantaged young people around Australia (Youth Plus schools)
  • Also, I run a private consultancy and training company (McAlpine-B) which provides training to front line staff in OoHC and YJ programs
  • McAlpine-B’s mission is to up-skill human service workers to empower their clients
  • I conducted Ministerial Reviews into the operations of Melbourne Juvenile Justice Centre, Parkville Youth Residential Centre and Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre in 2001 in Victoria for Hon. Christine Campbell, MP- Minister for Community Services
  • redesigned the foster carer recruitment process for Dept Community Services (DoCS) in NSW