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NDS appoints Victorian Quality and Safeguarding Manager

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8/10/2018

NDS has appointed a Victorian Quality and Safeguarding Manager, Dave Relf. Dave has extensive experience in the disability sector and a particular interest in positive behaviour support and the reduction of restrictive practices for people with disability.

Dave is working alongside Liz Collier, Project Lead for the Zero Tolerance initiative, to deliver a program focusing on preparing Victorian disability service providers for the new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework. The program builds on existing work to support our sector’s and the Victorian Government's commitment to a zero tolerance approach to abuse of people with disability through the NDS Zero Tolerance initiative.Dave and Liz will facilitate a range of activities over the life of the project to inform Victorian disability service providers about the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework and explore how existing resources developed as part of the NDS Zero Tolerance Framework can be used to embed positive work cultures and support service providers to transition to the new NDIS framework.Activities will include a series of webinars, provider forums and workshops. These will be supplemented by other information-sharing activities such as news articles, fact sheets and other materials related to the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Additionally, monthly Community of Practice meetings will commence on 30 of October 2018. These meetings aim to:

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