Tuesday, 12 May 2015

NSW CID on NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework

NSW Council on Intellectual Disability is the peak body representing the interests of NSW citizens with intellectual disability. This position statement  is based on:
  • the experience of people with intellectual disability and their families, 
  • NSWCID’s long experience in systemic advocacy, and 
  • discussion at our National Roundtable on Quality and Safeguarding and People with Intellectual Disability, held in March 2015:

Position Statement - NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework
NSW Council on Intellectual Disability, 6th May 2015

NSW CID calls for a very rigorous frame work as:
  • People with intellectual disability are over 60% of NDIS participants and are very vulnerable to abuse and neglect 
  • Capacity for choice and control will not just happen for people with intellectual disability. It should gradually grow over time 
  • The implementation of the NDIS is an enormous undertaking.
These factors point to the need for a very rigorous quality and safeguards framework in the early years of the NDIS.

The spending on a rigorous framework would be an investment that would yield considerable budgetary savings over time.

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