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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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146 Department of Children and Families $3.6 million to reform the child protection intake system, increase family support programs and expand the roll out of community Child Safety and Wellbeing teams in Territory Growth Towns; $5 million for increased payments for foster and kinship carers, to clear system backlogs, provide additional funding for Foster Care NT, reform residential care services, enhance the complaints process, improve systems, employ practise advisers and increase therapeutic programs; $2.4 million to boost community education, to establish hospital-based inter-agency teams and provide incentive payments to non-government organisations; $6.4 million for additional child protection workers to support improved caseload ratios, implement an incentive package for frontline staff and increase training and support for Aboriginal employees; $1.5 million for an Aboriginal child, youth and families peak body and Aboriginal child care agencies in Darwin and Alice Springs; and $5.6 million to support the implementation of new legislation, policies and workforce reforms as well as improved localised services in three new regions. $1.4 million for the Child Abuse Taskforce to allow for further expansion of the Central Intake Team after-hours service. $1.35 million to enhance secure services for young people with complex care needs. $0.6 million to develop and deliver community education materials regarding family violence and its impact on children in remote communities. $0.4 million to expand Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services across the Territory, including the expansion of the Katherine SARC office. $0.4 million for Enhanced Support for Children in Care a 24-hour hands-on support service to assist carers to put in place strategies to ensure children in care are attending school and are adequately supervised. $0.3 million to develop a response for young people at risk of homelessness in the Palmerston area. $0.1 million to recruit an Aboriginal Support Worker to assist the Family Support Centres to build cultural security into policy and practice. $M 2011-12 New Capital Works Working Future Safe Place upgrades in 15 remote communities 3.5