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NDIS Quality and Safeguards Legislation and Rules

Parliament of Australia has assented to the legislative framework and rules establishing the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.  Several pieces of legislation were elected.  We will address two in particular:
The Provider Registration and Practice Standards Rules which set out the requirements for provider registration and the NDIS Code of Conduct which set the minimum expectations, behaviour and culture of NDIS providers and persons employed or otherwise engaged by NDIS providers, and empowers consumers in relation to their rights. Click here to read the Code of Conduct Rules 2018
Parliament of Australia has assented to the legislative framework and rules establishing the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.  Several pieces of legislation were elected.  We will address two in particular:
 
The Provider Registration and Practice Standards Rules which set out the requirements for provider registration and the NDIS Code of Conduct which set the minimum expectations, behaviour and culture of NDIS providers and persons employed or otherwise engaged by NDIS providers, and empowers consumers in relation to their rights. Click here to read the Code of Conduct Rules 2018.  
 
 Provider Registration and Practice Standards Rules state that NDIS registered providers providing Early Intervention supports for early childhood are required to undergo certification against Core Standards 1 to 4 as well as Module 3 on Early childhood supports.  Where certification is a high standard of registration requiring an inspection of the sites, facilities, equipment and services used, and interviews with relevant persons.  Click here to read the Provider Registration and Practice Standards Rules.
 
Schedule 5 of Module 3 of Provider Registration and Practice Standards Rules lists rules which apply to the provision of early childhood supports which directly reflect the ECIA National Best Practice Standards on Early Childhood Intervention which ECIA warmly welcomes, including:
 
  1. The child: Each participant can access supports that promote and respect their legal and human rights, support their development of functional skills and enable them to participate meaningfully and be included in everyday activities with their peers.

  2. The family: Each participant can access family‑centred supports that are culturally inclusive and responsive and that focus on their strengths.

  3. Inclusion: Each participant can access supports that engage their natural environments and enable inclusive and meaningful participation in their family and community life.
  4. Collaboration: Each participant receives coordinated supports from a collaborative team comprising their family, the provider and other relevant providers, to facilitate the participant’s development and address the family’s needs and priorities.
  5. Capacity building: Each participant receives supports that build the knowledge, skills and abilities of their family and other persons to support the participant’s learning and development.
  6. Evidence‑informed supports: Each participant receives evidence‑informed supports from providers with quality standards and validated practices.
  7. Outcome based approach:  Each participant receives supports that are outcome‑based and goal‑focused.

Please see below for other relevant Quality & Safeguards legislation:

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