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2/12/2022
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NDS Releases NSW Election Platform

NDS has released their platform for the NSW state election, calling for commitments to progress genuine inclusion for people with a disability in NSW.
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2/12/2022
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NDS celebrates 25 members for reaching 20, 30, 40 and 50 years of continued membership

Last week, the outstanding commitment, loyalty and community contributions of 25 organisations were celebrated with 2022 NDS Membership Recognition Awards.

Victorian consultations on child safety reporting and Disability Worker Commission Notification information session

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3/10/2022

What you need to know

  • The Victorian Government is conducting a review of the Reportable Conduct Scheme.
  • Disability service providers in Victoria fall under the scope of the scheme, which requires organisations to investigate and report all allegations of reportable conduct.
  • NDS invites service providers to join a consultation session for disability organisations hosted by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to gather feedback to inform the review.
  • The Victorian Disability Worker Commission is hosting a webinar about the mandatory notification of conduct from disability workers that may put the people they support at risk.

Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme Review and Consultation Session

The Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme (RCS) aims to improve oversight of how organisations respond to allegations of child abuse and child-related misconduct.

The scheme includes requirements that in-scope organisations investigate and report all allegations of reportable conduct to the Commission for Children and Young People.

Disability service providers in Victoria fall under the scope of the scheme.

Five years into the scheme's implementation, the Government is conducting a review to consider:

  • If other organisations should be added to the RCS
  • If critical elements in the RCS have been operating as intended
  • How stakeholders have experienced the scheme.
In-scope organisations, stakeholders and the general public can provide feedback to inform the review via the Engage Victoria website. Submissions can be made until 23 October 2022.

NDS proposes to provide a submission to the review and is eager to gather feedback from the sector to inform our advocacy. Please send any comments or feedback by Friday 14 October 2022: submit enquiry/feedback

NDS invites service providers to join a consultation session for disability organisations hosted by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to gather feedback to inform the review. If you would like to attend, please register your interest: submit enquiry/feedback.

Event Details

Disability Service Provider Consultation on Reportable Conduct Scheme

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022
Time: 3.00pm to 4.00pm AEDT
Location: Via Microsoft Teams

Register your interest: submit enquiry/feedback

Victorian Disability Worker Commission Notification Information Session

The Victorian Disability Worker Commission is hosting a webinar about mandatory notifications.

People who work in disability, or those who employ people who do, are required by law to report to the Victorian Disability Worker Commission conduct from disability workers that may put the people they support at risk.

The webinar will feature an overview of why it is mandatory to notify, who is required to notify and what is considered notifiable conduct. The session will also outline the notifications process. There will be a live presentation, followed by an interactive Q and A session.

Event Details

Mandatory notifications - Who, why, when and how?

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2022
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am AEDT
Location: Online

Register for this webinar

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Clare Hambly, Senior Policy and Projects Officer, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number