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 Resources for our community sector partners

Resources/Information for our Community Sector partners

  • What types of services does the Department fund? 
    We fund a range of services through non government community organisations to support children and young people, individuals and families at-risk or in crisis.

  • How we purchase services from our community sector partners? (check with Rosemary and Matt)
    The Department uses a range of purchasing strategies for new and existing services provided by the community sector organisations.

  • Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy - Department of Finance

  • Resources
    Social security handbook, insurance and risk management, criminal record screening, volunteers (check with Helen McGinty), internet usage, and occupational safety and health.

  • Information on managing finances for community organisations
    A guide to financial management principles and activities to achieve effective financial management.

  • Case Management – Case Management Resources kit for Indigenous Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) Services {This program is now known as National Affordability Housing Agreement (NAHA)}

  • Service Standards - SAAP Service Standards for Western Australia 2002 (please note that this document refers to the former Department for Community Development and the document s currently being updated)

  • Policies and Pocedures - Sample Policy and Procedure Manual for Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) Services (please note this program is now known as the National Affordability Housing Agreement (NAHA) 

  • Data Collection - Specialist Homelessness Services Collection Resources - Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

  • Protocols - Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) Protocols between the Department for Child Protection and other Government Agencies (please note that these protocols are currently being updated)

  • Policy Frameworks - DCP Policy Frameworks

  • Western Australian National Partnership Agreement Homelessness Annual Report 2010/2011 

  • Social Security Handbook https://www.welfarerights.org.au/

  • Insurance and Risk Management information is available on the Insurance Commission of WA website.

  • Criminal Record Screening and Working with Children Checks Service Providers will ensure criminal record screening of employees and volunteers occurs appropriate to their roles and responsibilities in the service and to the service’s customers.  Go to the WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK website for more information. 

  • Volunteers - Refer to the Department of Communities website.

  • Internet usage
    The internet can be a great tool to support your work, through information, research and services.  However, best practice for organisations should include a documented and publicised internet policy which is clear about what consists acceptable and unacceptable use.

    When preparing your agency's internet policy, you may wish to use the following subheadings as a guide:
    • Overall position statement (on internet usage).
    • Usage principles (e.g. must be legal, ethical and responsible).
    • Monitoring (How will usage be monitored and what will happen if inappropriate use is discovered?).
    • Acceptable use (e.g. associated with job responsibilities for the benefit of the agency, some limited and reasonable personal use if acceptable to your agency).
    • Unacceptable use (e.g. accessing web sites hosting pornography, paedophilia, racist or other antisocial or unlawful materials).
    • User responsibilities (e.g. understand and accept agency’s internet policy, not accessing prohibited material, protecting privacy of individuals, reporting breaches).
    • Policy breaches (what will happen e.g. reported to management and to whom. Disciplinary action may be taken).

  • Occupational Safety and Health. Refer to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.  


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