For the first time, Australia will soon have a national register of all cleared and excluded NDIS workers across all jurisdictions. Jess explores what providers need to know before the database begins to roll out in July.
We often hear providers complain about the hefty cost of implementing a new quality and safeguarding system, let alone annual audits! In this article, Jess shares the secret to keeping auditors away for longer.
The first time you go through it, registering or renewing with the Commission can be a bit on the laborious and expensive side. So Ann explores the ins and outs of whether registration is really worth a provider’s while.
In the midst of all the panic about the new restrictive practices regulations, it is crucial that we don’t loss sight of the human rights imperative that is driving these changes. As Jess explores, this is a unique opportunity that we cannot afford to ignore.
The new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website is up, but it can be impossible to find the page you need. So our Quality and Safeguarding superstar Jess has put all the important documents in one handy resource pack.
Can NDIS Practice Standards actually be kind of cool? Jess explains why the Quality and Safeguarding Commission’s Practice Standards are different to anything we have seen before.
Worker screening processes will soon be changing to a nationally consistent system under the Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Jessica explores what we know about what the process will look like and what providers must do to get ready.
A national approach to behaviour support and restrictive practice could mean significant changes for NDIS providers. Jessica explores the differences between state and territory policies and the new national regulatory regime.
With the new Quality and Safeguarding Framework, the rules around restrictive practices are going to change. Jessica answers common queries we get from providers about what this will mean for registration requirements and Participant’s who take medications.
One question we regularly get asked by worried providers familiarising themselves with the NDIS registration process is "who is going to pay for all of this?" Bronwyn explores what the new costs are and who will be paying the bill.
With the Quality and Safeguarding Frameworks comes new complaints management and resolution rules. Bronwyn explores the expectations on providers.
For people with complex behaviour support needs, being let down by the NDIS can have the most devastating consequences. Sara explores how design flaws in the Scheme are failing some of the people most dependent on it.
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.