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Staying Safe & Understanding Abuse Forums

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Location: Floreat, Busselton
Date: 23/05/2017 to 24/05/2017

VALID and National Disability Services are working together to help people with disability and their support staff to identify abuse and neglect, know about good practice in services and how to prevent abuse and neglect from happening.

Who should come to the forums? People with disability & disability services staff including direct support staff, managers and supervisors.

Session One: 10.00am – 11.15pm
This session will focus on VALID’s ‘Staying Safe’ workshop for people with disability. We want people who use disability services to come to the forum and make sure they bring along staff from the service who supports them.

Session Two: 11.45am – 1.00pm
This session will introduce NDS’s ‘Understanding Abuse” e-learning and resource kit. Supervisors, team leaders and direct support workers should attend this session to learn about how to use these resources within their workplace.  People with disability are also welcome to attend this session.

Note: You are welcome to attend both forums, however you can choose to attend the session most relevant to you.

Presented by Jon Slingsby of VALID, and Liz Collier and James Bannister, NDS

About the Presenters:
Jon Slingsby has been supporting people with disability for over 29 years. He has been working for VALID for the past 10 years as a Self-Advocacy Coordinator. Jon is a dedicated supporter for the empowerment of people with disability to have a voice in the community and in their own lives.

Liz Collier and James Bannister work for National Disability Services (NDS) in Melbourne on the Zero Tolerance initiative.  Zero Tolerance gives disability service providers information to know how to support people’s human rights and to stay safe.

Event details

Date/Location: 
23 May Floreat - The Boulevard Centre, Boulevard South Room, Lower Level Cambridge Library, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat
24 May Busselton - Stilts Restaurant, Cape Room, 11 Holgate Road, Busselton

Getting to Floreat:
Bus—No 82 from Perth to The Boulevard/Kirkdale Ave stop
Car parking—Please park at the east end of the Floreat Forum Shopping Centre car park

Cost: Free. Refreshments provided.

Registration support:  or 9420 7230 (Mo, Tu, Fr)

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Carmen Pratts-Hincks, Project Lead - Quality and Safeguarding, 08 9208 9856,