Changes to streamline the acquittal process for placement support brokerage
In December 2020, the department advised providers of foster care and lead tenant services that quarterly reporting of expenditure by item is being replaced by annual reporting of expenditure by the existing placement support categories (such as: items and equipment, carer support, and transport under $3,000).
Regulation reform update
The way DFFH regulates social services will be changing. The department has updated agencies and peak bodies about the upcoming legislation, and consultation about the regulations is the next step.
New VPDSS information security resources and survey
New documents have been uploaded in the SharePoint site Information Security and Funded Agencies to help information security nominees at funded agencies understand Victorian Protective Data Security Standards (VPDSS) requirements in relation to public sector data. This applies to agencies funded by both the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing and the Department of Health (the departments) that are part of the VPDSS assurance program.