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SDA Update and Overview Resource

NDS has released an overview for SDA Providers of the complex regulatory environment and invites members to join an online SDA reference group.
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NDS calls for delay of Portable Long Service Scheme for community services sector

In its submission to government, NDS argues that the continuing confusion around the Portable Long Service Scheme means a delay is necessary.
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Portable Long Service Scheme to cover all disability services

Draft regulations for the scheme, which originally excluded NDIS-funded activity, include all disability services from 1 January 2020.

Feedback sought on Child Wellbeing and Safety Information Sharing reforms

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  • 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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