Program Guidelines and Related Information

The Family Support Program ensures families across Australia, especially those living in locations of disadvantage, have access to more integrated services to support them during critical life events.

The Program Guidelines Suite of documents below provide information relating to the Family Support Program. They provide the key starting point for parties considering whether to participate in the program and form the basis for the business relationship between DSS and the funding recipient.

Related Information documents

Templates

Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Client Access Strategy and Abridged Access Strategy
Service Providers are encouraged to use the following template (updated 5 October 2011) and accompanying guidance notes when preparing their Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Client Access Strategy or Abridged Access Strategy:

DSS acknowledges that some service providers have commenced preparing their strategies using the previous Client Access Strategy and Abridged Access Strategy template, distributed in April 2011. DSS will accept these templates or a service provider’s own documentation. Either way, you must ensure the documentation you provide clearly sets out the required information as identified in the above templates.

Community Strategic Plan

Communities for Children Facilitating Partners are required to complete an updated Community Strategic Plan by 30 April 2012.

Communities for Children Facilitating Partners are encouraged to use the following template and accompanying guidelines when preparing their updated Community Strategic Plan:

Activity Work Plan

Communities for Children Facilitating Partners are required to complete an updated Activity Work Plan by 8 June 2012.

Communities for Children Facilitating Partners are encouraged to use the following template when preparing their updated Activity Work Plan:

Activity Work Plan template

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