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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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155 Department of Children and Families Outputs and Performance Output Group: Individuals, families and young people are able to maintain social independence and overcome crises, with children protected from harm and able to achieve optimal development. Output Group/Output 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget $000 $000 $000 Children and Families 182 093 173 805 177 052 Family and Parent Support Services 23 167 23 319 22 753 Child Protection Services 51 347 47 754 52 217 Out of Home Care Services 49 744 49 698 52 507 Youth Services 17 956 18 454 18 193 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services 39 879 34 580 31 382 Key Variations The decrease in the Children and Families output group from the 2011-12 Budget to the 2011-12 estimate is due to the timing of expenditure associated with the Commonwealth-funded Family Support Package and the Indigenous Family Safety Program. These programs will now be delivered through the Stronger Futures agreement. The increase in the Children and Families output group from the 2011-12 estimate to the 2012-13 Budget is mainly due to additional funding of $7.1 million to implement the Board of Inquirys recommendations on the child protection system. Family and Parent Support Services Assisting individuals and families to minimise harm, strengthen capacity and achieve wellbeing and independence. This includes the provision of financial and homelessness crisis services, parenting and family support services, and progressing policy priorities to advance the economic and social standing of Territory women. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Clients accessing crisis support services1,2 3 500 3 600 5 500 Crisis support days provided1,2,3 270 500 334 100 510 400 Forums, workshops and consultations for womens advancement4 60 30 30 Grants issued for International Womens Day activities $20 000 $20 000 $20 000 Scholarships for women issued 3 3 3 1 Projection based on prior year data for homelessness onlysourced from Government funded specialist homelessness services, Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection Annual report 2010-11. 2 2012-13 data for this item will be sourced from the new Specialist Homelessness Services Collection, which replaced the SAAP National Data Collection. The numbers of clients will increase due to children being assisted through homelessness services being considered as clients in their own right (previously accompanying children). 3 Increase due to alignment of estimates with latest figures. 4 Decrease due to alignment of estimates with latest figures.