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2.8.1 ACCS (child wellbeing)


The ACCS (child wellbeing) provides additional support for children who are at risk (1.1.A.110) of serious abuse or neglect, including children exposed to domestic violence. It also includes children who have been abused or neglected in the past and may continue to suffer harm as a result.

ACCS (child wellbeing) aims to reduce the possibility of child care costs being a barrier to children 'at risk' from entering or remaining engaged with child care. The subsidy is targeted at children already known to be 'at risk' (e.g. child under a protection order), as well as children and families before they reach crisis point and become subject to the state or territory mandatory reporting system.

This section explains the eligibility criteria for ACCS (child wellbeing).

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