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NDS & DSD CEO Breakfast

NDS and the DSD are organising a CEO Breakfast where guest speaker Mr Stephen Fox (Manager, NDS ACT) will discuss business transformation around the NDIS and what they have experienced in the ACT.
One Day Seminar
One Day Seminar

Voices for Inclusion

Discuss challenges and opportunities for inter-sector engagement to promote inclusion of people with disability in community and civic life.
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Special Event

Zero Tolerance Forums - Northern Territory

NDS is coordinating free forums about human rights, safety and preventing abuse and neglect of people with disability to continue to spread the message that abuse and neglect is NOT OK!

Understanding Abuse Forums - New South Wales

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Location: Around New South Wales
Date: 23/08/2017 to 1/12/2017
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Zero Tolerance is a national initiative for disability service providers to strengthen approaches which support the human rights of people with disability. It aims to prevent abuse, neglect and violence and improve responses for people who experience abuse.

A range of Zero Tolerance tools and resources are available for free.

NDS is pleased to offer these free 'Understanding Abuse' forums to support service providers across NSW to engage with the Zero Tolerance resources to prevent abuse and empower the people they support.

Forums include an interactive presentation co-facilitated by NDS staff including people with disability from NDS's ProjectABLE team.

Engaging videos and group discussion will encourage worker reflection on current practice, sharing experiences and building on positive practice.

Representatives of the NSW Ombudsman will also be at each forum to provide information and advice.

What will the forums cover?

  • An introduction to the Zero Tolerance Framework
  • How to use the suite of free Zero Tolerance resources
  • Factors that increase risk of abuse and neglect, including power and control
  • Empowering practice and positive approaches to support 

Who should come to the forums?

These forums are primarily aimed at frontline disability workers, supervisors and volunteers. However the forums will benefit anyone wishing to strengthen safeguarding approaches in their organisation.

Event details

Registration is now open for all forums:

Location Date
Wollongong 22 August 2017
Dubbo 24 August 2017
Newcastle 29 August 2017
Coffs Harbour 6 September 2017
Armidale 7 September 2017
Penrith 12 September 2017
Wagga Wagga  14 September 2017
Batemans Bay 26 September 2017
Queanbeyan 27 September 2017
Gosford 10 October 2017
Sutherland 8 November 2017

The forums will be held from 10.00am to 12.30pm. Please follow the link in the registration box above for more information about venues and to register your attendance.

Contact information

For enquiries, please contact the NSW Sector Development Team at or on 02 9256 3137.