Submission DGR Category for Pastoral Care Services

While the current intention is for the DGR category to be complementary with the NSCP, there is a concern that in the future, the government may add remove access to or create needs-based eligibility criteria to the NSCP. If this were to occur, a school with a DGR fund for pastoral care, may no longer be able to access NSCP funding. This is of significant concern to those schools currently accessing the NSCP.