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NCOSS produces numerous submissions and reports on social policy, conference papers and other documents. This section allows you to access and download our online documents. Content spans from 1997 to present, most items older than 3 years will be found under the Resource Archive .

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The Survey was undertaken in May 2006 and the Report will be released in early 2007.
Report on the Survey undertaken by NCOSS, NSW Family Services Inc and ACWA regarding the experiences of community organisations of the Expression of Interest process for the DoCS Early Intervention Program, May 2005.
Presentation notes for Networking for Success NADA conference
As a result of the funding boost to the Department of Community Services announced in December last year, the Department has committed itself to substantial work around prevention and early intervention for vulnerable and high risk families.
Report on the major research project looking into the experience of women volunteers in human services in NSW.
file icon NGO Capacity 01/07/2003
Presentation to Human Services CEOs Priority Regional Communities Taskforce
Despite the significant contribution of volunteering to the community, there has been little attention in the literature to volunteering itself. This paper is a report of a two year research project on women volunteers in NSW human services. Drawing on focus groups and interviews with volunteers, volunteer coordinators and clients in metropolitan and regional NSW, the project discusses pathways into volunteering, the relationship between volunteering and paid work, volunteering and managing for quality of service outcome, and implications for social capital and strengthening of communities.
NCOSS, ACWA, FSSA, the Women's Refuge Movement, YAA and Uniting Care Burnside, hosted a forum at the Masonic Centre with a view to generating a sector approach/response to the new environment for DoCS.
The Minister for Community Services and the Department of Community Services have recently initiated two new communication and advisory structures involving non-government organisations.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS believes that the current Inquiry into Child Protection offers an opportunity to take stock following a decade that has encompassed a mix of change and stagnation
As indicated in our original submission, NCOSS has attempted to look back at the Budget allocation to child protection – in both the Department of Community Services and nongovernment agencies.
NCOSS action on the NSW Legislative Council established inquiry into the Department of Community Services.
Organisations have found that obligations on clients to 'volunteer' in community- based services, and a sense of obligation on the organisation's part to assist them, can be problematic for a range of philosophical, ethical and practical reasons.
A report on the survey of community based agencies providing direct services to Department of Community Services clients. conducted by NCOSS in August 2000
The Olympic Impact Coalition (OIC) is comprised of members from major environment, community, student, church, consumer, residents and political organisations which are attempting to spread the benefits and positive legacy of Sydney staging the 2000 Games to all groups in the community.They are also working to minimise serious social and environmental costs, particularly to specific neighbourhoods hosting Olympic venues and transport, and to ensure that disadvantaged groups in our community do not pay the highest price.