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  1. THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTS’ BUDGET VOTE AND STRATEGIC PLAN 21st April 2010 Select Committee on Social Services National Council of Provinces

  2. CONTENT • Strategic Overview • Priorities for the next 5 years • Linking priorities with outcomes • Strategic Objectives & Measures • Recent Achievements • 2010/11 Allocations "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  3. PURPOSE • To brief the Select Committee on the Department’s strategic plan and the budget that supports the implementation thereof. DSD - Budget Committee

  4. Strategic Overview • Over the past 15 years, the Department has implemented a number of policies that contribute to creating an inclusive society that is attentive to the rights and needs of the most vulnerable. • The key strategic objective is to implement appropriate policy interventions that respond to the immediate needs of individuals and communities, while at the same time engaging in policy & research to explore long term solutions that will address systemic poverty and inequality. "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  5. Strategic Overview • Areas of focus are social security, welfare service and community development which are delivered through provincial departments of social development, entities (SASSA and NDA), the Central Drug Authority and Network of Non Governmental Organizations. "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  6. DSD priorities for the next 3-5 years • Building a comprehensive Social Security System including income support and safety net for the destitute • Care and protection for the vulnerable groups, especially children, women & people with disabilities. • Strengthening of family and communities • Transforming social relations with specific focus on gender and victim empowerment • Strengthening of institutional capacity to deliver quality services • Reinforce participation in key bilateral and multilateral initiatives that contributes most to poverty eradication

  7. Linking priorities with outcomes "Building a Caring Society. Together"

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  27. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND MEASURES "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  28. PROGRAMME 2: Comprehensive Social Security "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  29. Objectives and measures • Expand the social assistance safety net by: • Phasing in [over the MTEF period] the extension of the child support grant to eligible children under the age of 18 years • Implementing the final phase for the old age grant during 2010/11 – this brings the qualifying age to 60 for both males and females • Draft Social Assistance Amendment Bill • Develop an assessment tool for children with disabilities and health care needs • Introduce consolidated policy and legislation on social relief "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  30. Objectives and measures • Development of proposals for mandatory social insurance measures that will provide income support in the event of disability, the death of the bread winner and old age by March 2011. • Approve policy on mandatory retirement provisions • Draft blueprint for National Social Security Fund (NSSF) • Draft blueprint for revised social security institutional framework "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  31. Objectives and measures • Improve access to social grants in accordance with social assistance legislation and administrative justice by: • Developing a social assistance appeals adjudication policy and legislative framework • Publish regulations under the current Social Assistance Act • Adjudicate lodged appeals, prioritised according to the FIFO (first in first out) principle • adjudicating all new appeals within 90 days • eliminating the 60 000 backlog of appeals by March 2012 "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  32. Objectives and measures • Improve access to social grants in accordance with social assistance legislation and administrative justice by: • Develop an appeals adjudication institutional model • Implementation of an appeals business and information enterprise • Establish and operationalise regionally based Appeals Adjudication structures and capabilities • Operationalise regionally based bulk volume capturing processes and build appropriate regional data warehouses "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  33. Recent achievements • Just over 13 million South Africans qualified for social assistance in 2008/09. • The progressive implementation of the age equalisation process is on track and will be concluded in 2010. Roughly 200 000 men will benefit from this. • In 2008/09, 128 individuals were appointed to serve on the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals. • 60 970 appeals have been lodged and 13 269 of these were considered and finalized. • An estimated 19 000 backlog cases are expected to be settled by March 2010 and increased funding has been available to eradicate all backlogs by March 2012. "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  34. PROGRAMME 3 : Welfare Services "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  35. Objectives and measures… • Reduce the risk of sexual and physical violence against women (gender based violence) by: • Developing and facilitating the implementation of prevention programmes on gender based violence by March 2011 • Developing and facilitating the implementation of rehabilitation programmes for victims of human trafficking by March 2011 • Implement shelter strategy • Facilitating the rollout of the men and boys strategy on gender based violence by March 2011 "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  36. Objectives and measures… • Support and strengthen families and communities by: • finalizing the draft white paper for services to families by March 2011 • Build capacity for implementation • Develop draft M&E Framework • Developing programmes and services to preserve families by March 2011. "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  37. Objectives and measures… • Reduce social crime by: • strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations in the victim empowerment area over the MTEF period • Victim empowerment legislation research report • Develop costing model for Victim Empowerment programme • developing responsive secure care models (blue print, minimum norms and standards) by March 2012 • Approve norms and standards • Pilot Generic Indicator Set (GIS) at site level in three provinces "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  38. Objectives and measures… • getting the national policy framework and accreditation system for diversion programmes tabled in Parliament for implementation by non-profit organizations and government by March 2011 • developing responsive secure care models (blue print, minimum norms and standards) by March 2012 • Approve norms and standards • getting the national policy framework and accreditation system for diversion programmes tabled in Parliament for implementation by non-profit organizations and government by March 2011. • Draft Social Crime Prevention Strategy • Develop five social crime prevention programmes "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  39. Objectives and measures… • Reduce substance abuse and related criminal acts leading to a drug free society by: • finalising the regulations on substance abuse by March 2011 • facilitating the rollout of the ‘Ke Moja’ campaign [Anti-Drugs and Alcohol Programs] by March 2011 • developing a monitoring and assessment tool for substance abuse services by March 2012 • reviewing and coordinating the implementation of the mini drug master plan by March 2011 • Strengthen and support institutional mechanism for implementing NDMP (National Drug Master Plan) "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  40. Objectives and measures… • Approve Social Crime Prevention Strategy over the MTEF period • Develop five social crime prevention programmes • Approve norms and standards for secure care • Approve policy framework and accreditation system diversion programmes "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  41. Objectives and measures… • Create an environment that enables the promotion, development and protection of older persons’ rights by: • Piloting a community based model in 3 provinces by March 2011 • Audit intergenerational programmes • Complete situational analysis of Community-Based Care Services • Pilot implementation of norms and standards in two communities in KZN • Develop South African Plan of Action, guidelines for implementation, and monitoring tool "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  42. Objectives and measures… • facilitating the implementation of the Older Persons Act (2006), in accordance with the Madrid International Plan embodied in the South African Plan of Action for older persons [March 2011] • Complete situational analysis of Community-Based Care Services "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  43. Objectives and measures… • Protect and promote the rights of people with disabilities by: • aligning social services policies and programmes for people with disabilities with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by March 2012 • Complete assessment & audit report on aligning DSD policies, programmes and services with the UN Convention • developing legislation on social services for people with disabilities by March 2012 • developing and facilitating the implementation of the social development specific disability mainstreaming strategy by the end of 2013 "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  44. Objectives and measures… • Develop DSD-specific disability mainstreaming strategy • developing psycho-social programmes to enhance the wellbeing and self-esteem of youth with disabilities by March 2013 • Create a sustainable environment for social development service delivery by: • Implementing the recruitment and retention strategy for social workers over the MTEF period • Developing and facilitating the implementation of the minimum norms and standards for social welfare services by March 2013 "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  45. Objectives and measures… • Developing and facilitating the implementation of a costing model (with funding norms) for the delivery of social welfare services by June 2011 • Developing a social development funding policy and guidelines by June 2010. • Develop Draft Policy on Social Services Professions • Consult on and review policy on Financial Awards to Service Providers (PFA) • Refine draft policy on provision of social welfare services "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  46. Objectives and measures • Facilitate the provision of quality social welfare services to children, including those in need of care and protection, by ensuring: • the implementation of the Children’s Act (2005) over the MTEF period • Implement Child Protection Register • the development and implementation of a strategy to expand national adoption services by March 2013 • the implementation of the national surveillance study on child abuse and neglect (phase 2) by March 2013 • Develop programmes for preventing child abuse, neglect and exploitation "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  47. Objectives and measures… • the transformation of residential care facilities for children into child and youth care centres by March 2013 • the implementation of the national integrated plan for early childhood development by March 2013 • the development and implementation of a policy framework and guidelines for statutory services for child headed households and children living on the streets by March 2013. • Implement strategy for providing services to children living and working on the streets • Develop draft Integrated Parenting Framework "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  48. Objectives and measures • Complete Phase 2: Pilot Study on the national Surveillance Study on Child Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect • Develop transformation strategy for Child and Youth Care Centres • Pilot cluster foster care models • Comply with norms and standards, strategies, and transformation of services and programmes • Build capacity to implement the Children’s Act, regulations, norms and standards, practice guidelines, and indicators • Develop strategy for providing services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in drop-in centres • Implement International Social Services Programme "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  49. Objectives and measures • Develop partial care strategy for children • Implement Home Community-Based Care (HCBC) for ECD • Audit of Partial Care and ECD programmes "Building a Caring Society. Together"

  50. Recent achievements • In 2009/10, the business plan for the implementation of the second and third phase of the norms and standards project was developed. The programme management structures were established at the national and provincial levels. • The norms and standards project will continue over the MTEF period and should result in improved welfare service delivery across the sector. • In 2009, 5 250 bursaries were made available to social work students and universities across the country. The department is currently consulting with universities to increase capacity within their faculties for social work studies. In future, a portion of this budget may be set aside as a direct grant to social work schools. "Building a Caring Society. Together"