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Grants-in-Aid 2020-21 grant opportunity – coming soon

A new grant round of the Grants-in-Aid program (the program) will open for applications on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) 2020-21 grant opportunity – coming soon

A new grant round of the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program (the program) will open for applications on Monday 6 January 2020.

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.

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