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Quality & Safeguarding
2018 is set to be a big year in the quality and safeguarding space.
You may not have more paperwork, but you will have different paperwork. The requirements that are changing include registration (inclusive of practice standards), complaints, reportable incidents, the NDIS Code of Conduct, behaviour support and worker screening.
Talk to our Quality & Safeguarding experts about how we can support your organisation to be compliant with these new standards.
Quality & Safeguarding
NDIS SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTs
DSC's Subject Matter Specialists are sector leaders in their fields.
Bronwyn has a business brain that comes out fighting for better NDIS participant outcomes. Prior to joining DSC, Bronwyn led the development of online NDIS learning resources and peer support for carers at Carers Victoria. Bronwyn has developed and facilitated face to face workshops, information sessions as well online forums and webinars on different areas of NDIS including pre-planning, the outcome domains and navigating the NDIS. She also has over 12 years experience in the disability sector with a strong system, process and finance background.
Bronwyn continues to work actively in NDIS Planning, working as a Support Coordinator assisting people with complex needs to navigate the NDIS. She also has lived experience both as a person with disability and as a carer and regularly vies with our research guru Sara Gingold, for the title of DSC’s not so crazy cat lady.
Ann is the very model of a modern Major General, a woman who gets stuff done at DSC with serious NDIS commercial smarts and an inimitable straightforward style. She has worked in the disability, mental health, and aged care sectors for over 25 years in a diverse range of management roles for both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations. Prior to joining DSC, Ann led the transition of a national organisation to the NDIS, developing Core, Capacity Building & SDA services in trial and rollout sites. Ann has first-hand experience with system and process review, acquisitions, the integration of merged/acquired services and the NDIS registration process across four states,
Ann has established and run a number of social enterprises and her experience includes designing, creating and implementing new services and products across employment, accommodation, community inclusion and training.
Maree gets the importance of developing practical, outcomes-based quality systems and is passionate about quality! She believes systems that only meet the needs of external auditors are a waste of everyone’s time. Maree is an experienced external quality auditor with over 20 years senior experience in health and community services. She has highly effective communication and project management skills and has conducted a broad range of training sessions and sector consultations. Maree loves to get bendy with yoga and ‘enjoys’ cold early weekend mornings watching her two children play sport. She is a keen traveller – particularly anywhere warm and sunny!
Kathryn has been involved with the NDIS since its beginning, using her significant change management experience to support several early childhood teams to successfully transition in the Barwon region. She holds an Applied Science Degree in Speech Pathology and has extensive senior management experience in the disability sector. Kathryn was instrumental in the development of the statewide communication devices scheme. She is an insightful and challenging leader, having managed a range of children’s services and therapy teams.
Kathryn is a Subject Matter Specialist in Quality & Safeguarding.
Insight in Action
The Quality and Safeguarding Commission has just released its new restrictive practices rule. Bronwyn and Maree explore what the rule will mean for providers.
Bronwyn explores the Quality & Safeguarding Rules that will impact Support Coordination providers and practitioners.
The recent release of the Q&S rules have important implications for SDA providers, writes Brent Woolgar.
Worker screening units will be established in each State & Territory and all workers will need to apply for clearance.
The new Quality and Safeguarding Framework includes a focus area providers have not seen before-developmental. Leighton explores what this focus area could look like in practice.
The sector is scrambling to adjust to the new Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Roland explores how providers could use this challenge to improve the protection of participant's rights and get better outcomes.
These handy links should help you on your journey to learn everything you can about the new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework.
It is time to start preparing for the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework, which will begin rolling out later this year. Bronwyn provides you with the inside scope from the NDIA's national Providers Forum.
Consultation on the NDIA's Quality and Safeguards Framework is now closed but looking through the comments will give providers a good insight into the hot topics for other providers around quality assurance and safeguarding, and the enormity of the size of the task the NDIA has in front of it.
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