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News update

Child and Youth Safe Organisation Bill passes state parliament

From 2024, a new framework sets care and safety standards for organisations working with children and young people.
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Helpdesk Top Questions: June 2023

The enquiries received by the NDS Helpdesk team this month ranged from SCHADS Award confusions to fire safety.
WA Quality and Safeguards Sector Readiness Project
Online Event

WA Quality and Safeguards Sector Readiness Project: Preparing for Mid-Term Audit

For service providers in Western Australia, this workshop focuses on the mid-term audit - the process, what to expect and how to prepare for it.
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News update

Reminder that Fair Work Legislation Amendment changes come in this week

We summarise the changes from the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs Better Pay) Act 2022 that come into effect from Tuesday 6 June.
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New Disability and Social Services Act extends disability tenancy protections

Act extends Victorian disability and tenancy legislation to bolster the rights of people in SIL accommodation.
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Regulatory Impact statement for draft Social Service Regulations released

Feedback sought for new registration and reporting scheme for Victorian funded providers, with new standards and a single independent regulator.
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Policy library

NDS Submission to NDIS Review of Quality and Safeguarding Framework

Our submission highlights current gaps and suggests improvements that could be made to the Framework to enhance participant safety and service quality.
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Sector Meeting

Behaviour Support Practitioners Community of Practice

Behaviour support providers from around Australia are welcome to join NDS’s BSP CoP - a place to connect with colleagues to discuss common issues, NDIS requirements, share resources and PD opportunities.
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Online Event

Quality and Safeguards Community of Practice (CoP): WA Quality and Safeguards Sector Readiness Project

NDS hosts a bi-monthly peer-led forum for disability service providers in WA to share information, challenges and solutions on matters relating to person-centred practice, positive behaviour support, quality,...
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Online Event

Incident Reporting Skills - Blended eLearning and Workshop

NDS, in partnership with PHI present Incident Reporting Skills - Getting It Right. Successfully respond and report to incidents to improve outcomes for staff, services and the people they support.