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The Permanency Support Program (PSP) is delivered by agencies who:
The Program Description (PDF, 2.8 MB) developed in 2017 provides an in-depth overview of the Permanency Support Program.
Appendices to the Program Description:
The delivery of Family Preservation and Restoration services are a key component of the Permanency Support Program. Read more on Family Preservation and Restoration Services
Agencies funded by DCJ must operate in accordance with their contractual requirements, legislation and DCJ policies and guidelines. DCJ contracts for the provision of Permanency Support Services for PSP Preservation include:
Agencies funded by DCJ must operate in accordance with their contractual requirements, legislation and DCJ policies and guidelines. DCJ contracts for the provision of Permanency Support Services for Foster Care, Supported Independent Living, Interim Care and Intensive Therapeutic Care include:
The Barnardos’ Deed of Agreement (PDF, 366.1 KB) (Barnardos' deed) between DCJ and Barnardos, sets out how Barnardos Australia (Barnardos) will exercise specified aspects of parental responsibility on behalf of the Minister, for non-Aboriginal children who are placed in the sole parental responsibility of the Minister and subject to final orders of the NSW Children’s Court. Read more about the Barnardos' deed in the Fact Sheet: Operation of Deed between DCJ and Barnardos (Parental Responsibility Delegation) (PDF, 165.9 KB).
Appendices to the program description include:
Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) includes services previously known as residential care. ITC is a core component of services delivered within the Permanency Support Program.
The ITC recommissioning process has not yet been completed and current Residential Care service providers were offered an extension of their current Out-of-Home Care Contracted Care Program Level Agreement until 30 June 2024.
For Preservation and Foster Care: Permanency.firstname.lastname@example.org
For ITC: OOHCRecontracting@facs.nsw.gov.au
11 Sep 2023
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