1.1.A.80 Approved care organisation (ACO)
This definition is used in relation to FTB and baby bonus.
An ACO is an organisation that:
- co-ordinates or provides residential care services to young people in Australia (1.1.A.120), and
- has been approved as an ACO by the Secretary.
- Agencies which:
- assist homeless youth,
- care for intellectually or physically handicapped children,
- accommodate young refugees in order to help them adjust to Australian society, and
- Adoption and foster care agencies that arrange pre-adoptive foster care, and
- Public hospitals providing long term or permanent care for intellectually, emotionally or physically disabled young people.
The Secretary may revoke an approval previously given to an organisation.
Act reference: FAAct section 20 Approval of organisations providing residential care services to young people
Policy reference: FA Guide 2.3 FTB Eligibility for Approved Care Organisations (ACOs)
Last reviewed: 2 July 2012