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Help shape resources to support the safety of people with disability from CALD communities

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11/04/2018

NDS’s Zero Tolerance Initiative assists disability service providers to understand, implement and improve practices that safeguard the rights of people they support.

The safety and human rights of people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds is a current area of focus for the Zero Tolerance team. As part of this, the team is considering where gaps exist around the needs of people from CALD communities, and how disability service providers can strengthen their current safeguarding approaches in this area.

This will be the aim of an upcoming workshop in Melbourne this month. NDS members are invited to join NDS’s Zero Tolerance team and representatives from CALD disability groups to offer their thoughts on how disability service providers can deliver safer, more culturally appropriate services.

The workshop will help inform new Zero Tolerance resources to assist workers understand risks and know how best to support people with disability from CALD backgrounds to be safe.

The workshop will explore:

  • Human rights issues and safety risks faced by people with disability from CALD backgrounds when using disability services
  • How service providers can strengthen their current safeguarding approaches to reflect the needs of people from CALD communities
  • Gaps that we need to address in the sector

You will hear from:

  • NDS’s Zero Tolerance team
  • The Office of the Disability Services Commissioner
  • Disability and Diversity; Migrant Resource Centre
  • Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities (ADEC)
  • Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)

Event details

Date: 23 April 2018

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Ground Floor Boardroom, Ground 369, Royal Pde, Parkville

There are limited registrations available. Registrations close on 18 April, secure your place online

Want to learn more about Zero Tolerance? Access the resources online.

Contact information
James Bannister, Senior Sector Development Officer, 03 8341 4316,