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Efficiency Measures for Child Protection and Support Pathways

Consultancy report

This consultancy report was released on 15 May 2003.

It has been produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth/State Service Provision (SCRCSSP).

The report provides the basis for a major advance in the way child protection performance is assessed, reflecting fundamental shifts in notions of both service delivery and government financial accountability.

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Contents


Preliminaries
Cover, Copyright, Foreword, Contents, Acknowledgements, Abbreviations, Glossary, Executive Summary

PART A   INTRODUCTION

1   Background to the projectt
1.1   Report on Government Services
1.2   Reporting on protection and support services
1.3   Project overview
1.4   Structure of the report

2   Project method
2.1   Stage one: developing the conceptual framework
2.2   Stage two: implementing the framework

PART B   PROTECTION AND SUPPORT ACTIVITIES

3   State/Territory child protection and support systems
3.1   Service delivery arrangements
3.2   Trends in current service delivery

4   National child protection and support pathways
4.1   Determining the national pathways
4.2   Activities in the national pathways
4.3   Agreed national pathways
4.4   Summary of national pathways

PART C   NATIONAL REPORTING METHOD

5   National reporting method
5.1   Financial information
5.2   Service delivery measures information
5.3   Deriving pathway efficiency measures

6   Data availability, comparability and interpretation
6.1   Availability
6.2   Comparability
6.3   Interpretation

PART D   IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES

7   Testing the model
7.1   Trial data issues
7.2   Ability to report
7.3   Activity group expenditure analysis

8   Future directions
8.1   Reforms, projects and anticipated changes
8.2   Issues for further review and development
8.3   Aligning national data collections

PART E   APPENDICES

A   Project consultation

B   Detailed description of national reporting method

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