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NSW Conference 2020

POSTPONED: Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 this conference has been postponed.
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1/04/2020
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Free webinar: COVID19 – Positive Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practices

National Disability Services (NDS) invites you to participate in a free webinar titled COVID19 – Positive Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practices.
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3/04/2020
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Free Webinar: How to Lead an Exceptional Life during COVID-19 with Marcus Pearce

National Disability Services invites you to a free member-only webinar on how to lead an exceptional life during COVID-19.

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Victorian Quality and Safeguarding and Zero Tolerance Community of Practice

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Location: Bendigo, Geelong, Traralgon
Date: 11/02/2020 to 28/05/2020

Teleconference / Videoconference only

Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Victorian Quality and Safeguarding and Zero Tolerance Community of Practice meetings will now be held via teleconference/videoconference. The details will be provided to registered attendees closer to the time.

Communities of Practice are a great opportunity for service providers to share their successes and learnings as well as to hear the perspectives of people with disability and representatives from other relevant organisations and sector bodies.

Building on the success of the existing Quality and Safeguarding/Zero Tolerance Community of Practice in Melbourne, National Disability Services is seeking representatives from Victorian based service providers to join one of three regional meetings in Bendigo, Traralgon and Geelong. These meetings will be held quarterly.

Meetings will cover requirements under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, state-based quality and safeguarding arrangements and the NDS Zero Tolerance initiative.

The objectives of the Communities of Practice are to:

  • Share knowledge, perspectives and experience to assist service providers to understand their obligations under the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework and other state-based quality and safeguarding arrangements
  • Support service providers to embed the NDS Zero Tolerance resources into organisational practice: Sharing success and barriers to embedding positive work cultures using the NDS Zero Tolerance resources.

The materials developed as part of the NDS Zero ToleranceI initiative will be explored through a series of discussion topics. Potential focus areas may include (but are not limited to):

  • Building a skilled and safe workforce
  • Practice Leadership
  • Certification audit preparation
  • Behaviour support and the use of restrictive practices in the NDIS
  • Responding to complaints and reportable incidents, including abuse and neglect
  • Worker screening and the Code of Conduct
  • Understanding the universal protections for people with disability outside the NDIS (e.g. police and other regulatory complaints systems)

Accessibility

All venues are wheelchair accessible. Please contact the organiser directly with any additional accessibility requirements.

Who should attend?

Representation from Practice Leaders and Senior Management from a variety of service providers, ranging in size, is encouraged.

As a Community of Practice, representation will also be sought from a number of sector professionals with relevant experience, perspectives and insights into Quality and Safeguarding requirements as well as people with disability and representatives from other relevant organisations and sector bodies.

The NDS Zero Tolerance initiative is funded by the Victorian State Government.

Event details

Location Date Venue Time
Bendigo Tuesday, 11 February 2020 CV Coliban Room - Murray PHN Central Vic office, 3-5 View Point, Bendigo 3550 10:30am - 12:30pm
  Tuesday, 26 May 2020 Teleconferencing and videoconferencing 10:30am - 12:30pm
Geelong Wednesday, 12 February 2020 Higher Mark GMHBA Stadium - Alex Popescu South Room, Kardinia Park, Geelong VIC 3220 10:30am - 12:30pm
  Wednesday, 27 May 2020 Teleconferencing and videoconferencing 10:30am - 12:30pm
Traralgon Thursday, 13 February 2020 Century Inn, 5 Airfield Road, Traralgon 3844 10:30am - 12:30pm
  Thursday, 28 May 2020 Teleconferencing and videoconferencing 10:30am - 12:30pm
Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Cassidy Livingstone, Sector Development Coordinator, 0448 076 987,