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Applications soon open for TAC Small Grants for disability projects

Applications for grants for projects that improve the lives of TAC clients and people with disability open on 16 October.
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A message from NDS CEO, Laurie Leigh: Challenging Times

NDS is committed to ensuring people with disability get the high quality and safe services they deserve, and to supporting providers to achieve best practice.

DRC Research Highlights Effective Strategies to Reduce Restrictive Practices

Royal Commission Update


The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney to conduct a review of academic literature aimed at finding ways to reduce the use of restrictive practices on people with disability. The research report: Reducing restrictive practices: A review of evidence-based alternatives was guided by two main questions:

The research adopted an exploratory approach, examining studies from Australia, New Zealand, North America, the UK, and other OECD countries, published between 2012 and 2022. The focus was on alternatives to restrictive practices and did not cover therapeutic supports that prevent distress among people with disability.

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