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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1216..


25% of funding was allocated to a weighting of the number of substantiated child protection reports in the period 2008-09 in each region; and

3. 25% of funding was allocated to a weighting of the number of youth justice community based orders in the period 2008-09 in each region.

These measures reflect the primary aim of the Child, Youth and Family Service Program to provide support to the most vulnerable and in need children, young people and families. The number of substantiated child protection reports and youth justice community based orders within a region's population are significant indicators of vulnerability and risk.

(2) Community service providers responded to the Request for Tender by offering to provide services in regional networks and on an ACT-wide basis. All conforming proposals were evaluated to determine that the service provider could provide the services identified in the geographical areas specified by the service provider in the tender response.

Those service providers that tendered to provide case management services on an ACT-wide basis put forward models to demonstrate how they would provide services across the four networks, including where services would be located, how children, young people and families would access services and how they would be prioritised according to need.

Contracts with the successful providers of ACT-wide case management services reflect the models put forward in the tender response. In discussions with the preferred tenderers, the Directorate has reinforced the need for every network to have adequate service provision, with the Tuggeranong and North/Gungahlin networks being identified as presenting the highest need for case management services.

(3) See answer to Question 2 above. The providers of ACT-wide case management services will be required to report on the number of children, young people and families accessing their services in each region. This will enable the service providers and the Directorate to assess the level of need for services in each region and to ensure that the needs of children, young people and families in each of the regions are being addressed.

Under the Child, Youth and Family Services Program the providers of case management services will work with the Network Coordinators in each region and the Information, Engagement and Coordination Service Youth and family Connect to monitor demand for services and assess the response being provided to children, young people and families across the ACT.

ACTION bus service—school safety program (Question No 2023)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 15 February 2012 (redirected to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services):

(1) What resources are currently provided to the ACTION/Constable Kenny Koala bus safety education program for Year 4 classes in ACT public schools.

(2) How many schools have requested this service in the previous 12 months.


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