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Preventing and Responding to Abuse: A Forum

Preventing and Responding to Abuse: Guidance for Victorian disability service providers


This one-day forum is a must-attend event for all those in the Victorian disability sector.

The Victorian Government’s response to the 2016 Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services listed a number of measures designed to strengthen the oversight of disability services as part of the transition to the NDIS.

At this forum, you will learn more about what this increased oversight will mean for the delivery of disability services and hear from the different agencies that play a part in the safeguarding system.

You’ll also have the choice of attending presentations and workshops on:

  1. embedding zero tolerance approaches to abuse in your organisation
  2. empowering people with a disability to speak up
  3. best practice approaches to the prevention of abuse in other states and countries

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Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Melbourne Convention Centre

Ticket type* Standard
General $160
Concession $80

*Ticket inclusions: Entry to all conference sessions, welcome coffee and tea, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, pdf presentations emailed to you after the event

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For more information or financial assistance with tickets for people with a disability, please contact Disability Services Commissioner on contact@odsc.vic.gov.au or 1300 728 187.


Who should attend this forum?

All those involved in the disability sector, including:

  • CEOs, managers, and coordinators of Victorian disability service providers
  • Disability advocates and self-advocates
  • Family, friends, and individuals with disability

What did the Victorian Government commit to in their response to the Parliamentary Inquiry?

The Victorian Government announced a range of measures relating to a Zero Tolerance approach to abuse of people with a disability. This included increased oversight of the sector, workforce changes, incident reporting changes, and increased funding for advocacy.

For more information about increased oversight and enhanced powers of the Disability Services Commissioner, read the Commissioner’s media release: http://www.odsc.vic.gov.au/2016/11/24/breaking-news-dsc-motion-powers-investigate-abuse-disability-services/

For more information about other measures taken by the Victorian Government, read the Government’s media release: http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/protecting-the-safety-of-people-with-a-disability/

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