A new toolkit, designed to support disability service providers promote the continuous improvement of safeguarding practices in WA, was launched today at a Quality and Safeguarding Forum by Mr Reece Whitby MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs.
Funded by Lotterywest, the Safer Services Toolkit is the culmination of a research and development project undertaken by NDS in WA.
It includes two sets of tools. The first set, Safeguarding in Practice, is a suite of practice improvement tools that provide details and practical advice on developmental, preventive and corrective safeguards. It was piloted over three months with people with disability, member and advocacy organisations, ensuring the tools are practical and easy to use. The second set, Change Readiness, was developed with a reference group and support organisations to prepare for change and embed continuous improvement.