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Reminder: Child Safety Requirements

As part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse findings, you may have received an email and letter from the Department of Social Service seeking confirmation that your organisation and any staff engaging with children, comply with state and/or territory legislation relating to working with children.

Funding arrangements and child safety

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse highlighted the need for organisations to adopt child safe practices including appropriate screening of staff, mandatory reporting and adoption of National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

Stronger Outcomes for Families

The Department of Social Services (DSS) would like to invite you to contribute to the future of family and children services.

Taxable Payment Annual Reporting - Information for Vendors

In August 2018, the Department of Social Services (DSS) will report details of certain payments to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Possible Scam Alert

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has recently received reports that members of the Public have been contacted by an individual or individuals identifying themselves as DSS officers.

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