Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget
Tabled paper 1785
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Tabled By Delia Lawrie
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154 Department of Children and Families Budget Highlights for 2012-13 Society $33.71 million, including an additional $7.1 million in 2012-13, to continue and expand the work of reforming child protection and creating new child protection and family support systems to improve the safety and wellbeing of children, incorporating: $7.2 million for the increase in payments to foster and kinship carers, residential care services and therapeutic programs, along with funding to Foster Care NT to continue its work as recommended by the Board of Inquiry; $2.87 million allocated for community education programs, foster care recruitment and hospital-based inter-agency teams, to deal with particularly complex child abuse and neglect cases; $6.04 million to provide additional services for families who do not require a statutory response but need family support measures and the continued rollout of Community Child Safety and Wellbeing teams in Territory Growth Towns; $11.2 million to support improved caseload ratios for child protection workers as well as the allocation of the incentive package to frontline staff and increased training for employees; $2.92 million for the Aboriginal child, youth and families peak body Strong Aboriginal Families, Together, Aboriginal Child Care agencies, and system reforms to better respond to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities; and $3.47 million to support the implementation of new policies, legislation and workforce reforms. $M 2012-13 New Capital Works Alice Springs Youth Hub 1.0