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WA Disability Support Awards 2018: Nomination Workshops

NDS is excited to announce two half-day workshops on 17 and 22 January to answer any questions you may have and support you through the nomination process for the WA Disability Support Awards 2018.
One Day Seminar
One Day Seminar

Ovens Murray NDIS Implementation Workshop 2: Travel, plan reviews and psychosocial disability

Registrations are now open for the next Ovens Murray NDIS Implementation Workshop. This session will include information regarding travel, plan reviews and psychosocial disability.
One Day Seminar
One Day Seminar

Inner Gippsland NDIS Implementation Workshop 2: Travel, plan reviews and psychosocial disability

Registrations are now open for the next Inner Gippsland NDIS Implementation Workshop. This event will focus on travel, plan reviews and psychosocial disability.

Understanding Abuse Forums - New South Wales

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Location: Around New South Wales
Date: 23/08/2017 to 1/12/2017
Register now

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.