Corporate governance refers to the way the Office of Children and Families is led and managed. It is about promoting the Office as a public sector organisation that values ethical standards and is open, accountable and transparent in its operation. Corporate governance also guides the way the office staff conduct themselves in carrying out its business.
Five corporate governance committees have been established by the Office of Children and Families.
These include the following:
- Executive Leadership Group (ELG) assists the Chief Executive with the strategic management and operation of the agency.
- Audit and Risk Management Committee provides independent and objective advice to assist the Chief Executive in discharging her responsibilities under the Financial Management Act. This includes providing assurance that there are sufficient internal controls to appropriately manage the agency.
- Finance Committee - assists the Chief Executive with effective financial management of the Agency.
- Human Resource Committee - provides guidance to the Chief Executive on the development and implementation of human resource management policy and planning.
- Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Committee provides advise to the Chief Executive, through the Human Resource Management Committee, on occupational health and safety issues to ensure the health and safety of employees and clients in the workplace.
- Information Management Committee - provides guidance to the Chief Executive on the development, management and use of information/communications resources and technology.
- Department of Children and Families Strategic Plan
Department of Children and Families Strategic Plan.docx
- Department of Children and Families Strategic Plan - Plan on a Page
Any queries regarding governance issues can be directed to the Office of the Chief Executive on (08) 8999 2737.