February 18, 2015

New National Safeguard Framework Raises Concerns

Disability activists in Victoria have expressed concerns about the introduction of a new national framework for safeguarding vulnerable diosabled people.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) aims to  bringing together the frameworks across states and territories and has released a consultation paper encouraging comments and feedback from disabled people, their families and agencies. The consultation closes on 30th April.

The agency wants the use of medication or force to control people who are being violent, reduced and says restrictinve practices should only be used as a last resort. 

This stance is generally supported by the wider disability agency community.

To register your opinions, download a copy of the consultation document here.