You are invited to take part in an online consultation on the NDIS Code of Conduct and to promote the consultation among your membership.
The NDIS represents a fundamental change to how services for people with disability are funded and delivered across Australia. A new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework (the Framework) has been developed to ensure that all NDIS participants have the same protections, regardless of where they live in Australia.
One part of the new Framework is an NDIS Code of Conduct. A Code of Conduct can clearly set out expectations on providers and workers delivering NDIS supports and services and enable action against providers and workers if they engage in unacceptable behaviours.
I welcome your ideas and feedback on the content of the NDIS Code of Conduct. A Discussion Paper is available at www.engage.dss.gov.au, including versions in Easy English and audio formats. You are encouraged to read the Discussion Paper, complete the quick survey on the website, or upload a submission if you have more detailed feedback to contribute to the discussion. Your input, along with others who contribute to the consultation, will be considered as we finalise the content of the Code of Conduct. The closing date for completing surveys and uploading submissions is 5pm (AEST), 21 June 2017.