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Submission to NSW inquiry into NDIS Implementation

ECIA has drafted a submission to the Inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in New South Wales (the Inquiry).  Our submission was constructed around member feedback to ECIA’s targeted survey which was circulated to all Executive Officers and Senior Managers of NSW early childhood intervention service providers.  Thank you for your continued supported and valued input.   

ECIA’s submission addressed the following topics:

  • The accessibility of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services
  • Workforce issues impacting on the delivery of Best Practice ECI services
  • Interface between ECI services and other government and community services
  • Challenges facing ECI service providers and their sustainability

We discussed the NSW Transitional ECEI Approach and roll-out of the Early Childhood Partners in NSW from 1 July 2018 and the concerns raised by members.  In the interface section we discussed the issues raised in Gaps Position Paper, giving clear examples of the current environment.

ECIA also addressed at some length workforce challenges for our sector including the nature of demand for ECI services, recruitment, training, supervision, student placements and the role of Allied Health assistants.  We also discussed market and systemic issues (including the NDIS ECI model) facing ECI service providers and how these impact on capacity to provide Best Practice in ECI.

ECIA continues to monitor issues in NSW and around Australia, recording issues and concerns on the ECIA Issues Register which is provided to NDIA on ongoing basis. 

View ECIA's submission

 

Learn more about the NSW inquiry.

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