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Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) 2021-2026

A new open competitive grant opportunity for the Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) will be open for application across a period of six weeks between October and December 2020. Delivery of the redesigned ICAFSS is scheduled to commence from 1 July 2021.

AUSkey is moving to myGovID

AUSkey is being replaced at the end of March 2020, with a new government digital identity called myGovID. AUSkey is the current secure method that allows users access to the Grant Recipient Portal, the Data Exchange and other online government services.

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.