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NDS voices concerns on proposed registration and accreditation scheme

In its submission to the Victorian Government, NDS outlines our concerns about the proposed registration and accreditation scheme for the disability workforce.
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Policy News

Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme to be expanded from 1 November

The DWES for workers in direct support roles at registered residential services will be expanded to cover all Victorian services registered with the DHHS.
Submission
Submission

Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the Provision of Services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach

The insurance principle which underpins the NDIS justifies a strong emphasis on early intervention for young children with disability or developmental delay.

Feedback sought on Child Wellbeing and Safety Information Sharing reforms

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14/09/2017

I need to know this because:
  • You can submit your feedback on the proposed legislative model for Child Wellbeing and Safety Information Sharing reforms.
  • The proposed approach appears to be a positive step in promoting the safety and wellbeing of children.
  • NDS will hold a consultation meeting on disability services and the Child Safe Standards.
  • A Child Safe Organisations Forum is also taking place.

NDS is seeking member feedback on Victoria's proposed legislative model for Child Wellbeing and Safety Information Sharing reforms.

This initiative responds to previous inquiries and reviews that have recommended reform to Victoria's information sharing laws in order to:

The reforms will also complement the new Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017 by enabling better service collaboration, risk identification, and earlier intervention for children in circumstances beyond a family violence context.

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