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Relevant information about a child is always provided to other organisations engaged or subcontracted on a fee-for-service basis (Chapter 16A).
Subcontracting is when PSP providers use the Department’s funds to pay a third party (an organisation or an individual), to fulfil part or all of the services the Department has contracted the PSP provider to deliver. PSP providers need to obtain written approval from the Department to subcontract.
PSP providers are ultimately responsible for delivery of services in accordance with the terms and conditions they accept as part of any procurement process and the acceptance of a contract, regardless of whether they are requesting some or all the service to be subcontracted.
PSP providers that subcontract a service or placement to another service provider continue to be responsible and accountable for exercising primary case responsibility. Case responsibility cannot be delegated to a sub-contracted service provider.
There are three arrangements the Department considers to be subcontracting:
PSP provider responsibilities when subcontracting include:
See subcontracting information for PSP providers, including the full list of additional responsibilities and obligations.
21 Feb 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.