The Department for Child Protection (DCP) is currently undertaking significant reform to ensure we can best meet the needs of children and young people in our care.
Our key focus areas are:
- increasing family-based placements (foster and kinship care)
- implementing the new legislation (Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017)
- reviewing key service models such as disability, Aboriginal practice and independent living.
Contract reform will help ensure our contracts are able to adapt, evolve and align to the identified models of care and departmental strategies.
This will include the introduction of foundational reform elements such as:
- Contract Management and Licensing System (CMLS)
- Contract Management Framework
- Contract Performance Management Framework
- standardised contractual agreements aligned to legislation, standards and reform objectives
- integrating business approaches and models of care into contractual agreements (service provision requirements and service specifications)
- establishing stakeholder engagement and communication mechanisms (events and latest news).
Change is incremental and contract reform will take time. Our immediate measure of success is for our foundational pieces to be introduced and operational in 2019.
Contract Management Reform