February 17, 2015

Engage in the Debate: New Framework to Protect Vulnerable Disabled People

The period for consultation on the National Disability Insurance Scheme is now open. Comments are required to shape a range of options for registering providers, handling complaints and screening of staff to ensure they are safe to work with people who may be vulnerable.

Governments across Australia are working together to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) delivers the best possible support for people with disability and the COAG Disability Reform Council – made up of state, territory and federal disability ministers - has launched the consultation to discuss quality and safeguards for the NDIS.

The Disability Ministers said people with disability have a right to feel and be safe when using NDIS funded supports, and should have confidence that their provider has met rigorous quality standards.

The Council is urging people with a disability, their families and carers, service providers and advocacy groups to get involved in the consultations by making a submission on all or any of the issues, attending a public meeting or joining the discussion in the online forum.

Download the consultation here and have your say. The consultation closes on 30th April 2015.