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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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153 Department of Children and Families 2011-12 2012-13 Output Group/Output Estimate Budget $000 $000 Children and Families 173 805 177 052 Family and Parent Support Services 23 319 22 753 Child Protection Services 47 754 52 217 Out of Home Care Services 49 698 52 507 Youth Services 18 454 18 193 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services 34 580 31 382 Total Expenses 173 805 177 052 Appropriation Output 138 609 146 377 Capital Commonwealth 25 373 13 257 2012-13 Staffing: 632 Agency Profile The Department of Children and Families provides assistance to children and young people, families and communities to provide for the care and protection of children and young people and support the wellbeing of families and communities. Strategic Issues for 2012-13 Society Reforming the statutory child protection system by supporting and retaining skilled carers, and creating pathways to safety and stability. Expanding and supporting an enhanced child and family service system, particularly in remote communities. Strengthening the child protection and family support systems through improved compliance with legislation and policy, and changes to court practices. Working in partnership across agencies and with the non-government sector to build a better connected and coordinated child protection and family support system. Working with family violence services to strengthen support to individuals in breaking the cycle of violence and aiding with recovery. Enhancing the capacity of specialist homelessness services to better respond to those people seeking support. Reforming the child protection and out of home care systems to better respond to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities. Investing in the training, development and supervision of staff, and introducing new quality and accountability mechanisms, to meet the needs and expectations of the community. Encouraging young people to participate in leadership opportunities within government and the non-government sector. Promoting leadership opportunities for Territory women through strengthened career pathways and decision making processes.