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3.1.10 Improving School Enrolment & Attendance through Welfare Reform Measure (SEAM)


This section contains information on the SEAM, which is a measure that provides the offer of social work support to help parents overcome barriers to school enrolment and attendance, and as a last resort, the possible suspension of parents' income support payments to ensure that their children are enrolled in and regularly attending school.


Note: The term 'parent' has been used in these guidelines for ease of understanding; however SEAM legislation uses the term schooling requirement person (1.1.S.55), which in some circumstances includes people with at least 14% care of a child of compulsory school age.


Note: References to DHS include references to the Secretary or a delegate of the Secretary for the purposes of SEAM.


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This section contains the following topics: Background to SEAM Number not currently in use SEAM Requirements Reasonable Excuse & Special Circumstances - Enrolment Notices (SEAM) Special Circumstances - Compliance Notices (SEAM) Suspension of Income Support Payment under SEAM Arrears of Payment after SEAM Suspension is Lifted Cancellation of Income Support Payment under SEAM Review of SEAM Suspension or Cancellation


Last reviewed: 2 January 2013


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