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Humanitarian Settlement Program online survey – 30 August 2018

As the national peak body for settlement in Australia, the Settlement Council of Australia welcomes the government’s commitment to the delivery of settlement services that are focused on achieving effective settlement outcomes for recently arrived migrants from a refugee background. In 2017, this commitment was manifested in the introduction of the Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP), which targets settlement service delivery for the first twelve months post arrival and has a stated focus on increasing outcomes against the “3E’s”: Employment, Education and English.

Since the introduction of the HSP, almost 12 months ago, SCoA has had regular discussions with government and with our members about the program, its delivery and its stated policy objectives. Arising out of those discussions, SCoA has developed a survey to test the views of the settlement sector about the HSP and determine how best SCoA can advocate on behalf of all members.

Please click here to complete the survey today!

The survey, which is entirely anonymous and will be collated and analysed by an independent consultant, will enable us to synthesize the most common areas where practical improvements could be made, with the intention of providing input into the outcomes-focus of the HSP. Our intention, in light of our role as peak body, is to provide a cohesive voice for the sector on this important program.We have discussed the survey in detail with government, which has expressed its support for this approach and is eagerly awaiting practical insights that will inform the ongoing improvement of policy and practice in the HSP model.

The survey will take only ten minutes to complete and we strongly encourage every SCoA member to participate (and where relevant, multiple staff within each member organisation). It is designed to capture information from service providers both directly and indirectly involved in the HSP program.

Please click here to complete the survey today!

The survey will close on Friday 14 September 2018.