Service delivery model
The ISP consists of three key elements:
- Inclusion Agencies (IAs) – in each state and territory, an Inclusion Agency is contracted to assist eligible services build their capacity and capability to provide and embed inclusive practice in their delivery of early learning and care programmes. Section A of these guidelines outlines the role of IAs and how ECCC services can access IA non-financial support.
- Inclusion Development Fund (IDF) – the IDF provides funding to assist eligible services to address a barrier to inclusion that cannot be addressed by the support provided by an Inclusion Agency. Sections B, C, D, E and F of these guidelines outline the Inclusion Development Fund and how services can apply for support.
- Inclusion Development Fund Manager – a single national Inclusion Development Fund Manager is contracted to provide nationally consistent and equitable management of the IDF through assessing applications for funding and communicating outcomes to services. Section G of these guidelines outlines the role of the Inclusion Development Fund Manager and how it interacts with services.