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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 23 June 2011) . . Page.. 2575 ..


(12) Will organisations be given financial support to assist in delivering redundancy packages to workers who will no longer have employment following announcement of the tendering process.

(13) What supports will be put in place to assist workers to re-skill and seek new employment considering the realignment of this framework.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Yes, see Attachment A.

The Service Delivery Framework 2011-2014 - community organisations funded to provide services to vulnerable and in need children, young people and their families is based on the public health model as represented in the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Inverting the Pyramid – enhancing Systems for Protecting Children report. Stakeholder consultations with the sector have also informed the development of the Framework.

Further, the Discussion Paper: “Developing a service delivery framework for Office for Children, Youth and Family Support funded services working with vulnerable children, young people and their families” released to the sector in December 2009 provides a comprehensive list of relevant research to inform the evidence base for the Service Delivery Framework. A copy of this discussion paper is attached.

(2) Yes.

(3) As indicated in my media release of 8 March 2011, the range of supports provided to young people transitioning from formal care could include such things as supporting young people to access Commonwealth benefits, assisting them to engage with existing services, providing emotional support and guidance.

The Framework outlining these transitional supports is currently being finalised following feedback from the community consultation process.

The Government has not removed service provision to young adults aged 18-25 years under the Service Delivery Framework 2011-2014, community organisations funded to provide services to vulnerable and in need children, young people and their families.

(4) No. Organisations will work in partnership with children, young people, their families, their communities and other key stakeholders in a range of settings that are appropriate, accessible and best meet the needs of the client.

(5) Procedures used to gather informed consent and maintain clients personal information will comply with relevant legislative requirements. A number of common processes and tools have been bought together under the Framework to support consistency and improved information sharing, including referral forms. Processes to support the implementation of these tools will be further discussed with organisations as part of the planned transition.

(6) Yes, this has been considered and is a continuation of current requirements that all organisations engaged with young people are required to gain the consent of the young person to share information. The personal information required will be dependent on service to be provided.


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