Like everyone, people with disability want a high quality of life. To achieve this, they seek access to and pursue outcomes across all areas of life, such as education, employment, health care, housing, and justice. While many people with a disability routinely and actively participate in these areas, some face challenges doing so.
People with a disability may need assistance to participate in social and economic life. Disability support workers and NDIS services provide this valuable support. Children and young people with a disability represent a particularly vulnerable group as 1 in 5 adults with a disability (20%) have experienced abuse before the age of 15.
Disability service providers can ensure they have high standards of child safety practice with improved screening, background checks, codes of conduct, and training for service providers. Service providers can build higher levels of trust with parents and people with disability by setting, implementing, and communicating child safety standards and processes.
ChildSafe Australia is the expert in child safety that your organisation can rely on to help your staff meet your child safety requirements. ChildSafe’s framework strengthens your organisation’s screening, training, incident reporting, and risk management.
ChildSafe empowers organisations with training resources and tools to develop a culture of safe people, safe programs and safe places.