Safe and Equal welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the consultation on the Draft Regulations and the Regulatory Impact Statement on the Social Services Regulation.
As the peak body for specialist family violence services, this submission will focus solely on the issue of the timing of the introduction of the regulations, that FSV/DFFH should be bound by regulations through their operation of the Orange Door and the difficulty for services to determine costs when the compliance regime is unlikely to be established until well into the first half of 2024.
In addition to the feedback provided in our submission, Safe and Equal also endorses the recommendations in the following submissions:
- Submission on Draft Regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement for Social Services (VCOSS)
- Submission in response to the Draft Regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement for social services (NGO representatives of the Social Services Regulations Taskforce)
- Djirra_Social Services Regulatory Scheme submission 11 July 2023.