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How to use this report

Part 1

Introduces the Department of Social Services with a description of our department and the portfolio.

Part 2

Presents our annual performance statement for 2019–20.

Part 3

Provides the annual report on the operation of the National Redress Scheme consistent with the requirements of section 187f of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018.

Part 4

Details our management and accountability processes, including corporate governance, external scrutiny, human resources, and a review of financial management for the past year.

Part 5

Presents our audited financial statements for 2019–20.

Part 6

Provides additional information including an index of requirements and where to find this information in the report.