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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.

Stronger Outcomes for Families

Invitation to contribute

The Department of Social Services (DSS) would like to invite you to contribute to the future of family and children services. Under the Families and Children Activity, DSS invests approximately $217 million annually in the following programs:

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.

Community Grants Hub

Since opening our doors for business on 1 July 2016, the Community Grants Hub, implemented by the Department of Social Services (DSS), is changing the way the Australian Government delivers grants.