Every day, workers in human services in Australia are faced with decisions where Duty of Care seems to apply. The video on the link below examines the vital differences between duty of care and dignity of risk. Emi Golding explains the concept of duty of care verses duty of care from a mental health/psychosocial perspective. Click here to watch the ...

Last week I sat through a presentation by the wonderful Alicia Gorman, a Specialist Speech Pathologist with a wealth of experience in relation to Supported Decision Making (SDM). She is a gun with SDM from not only a knowledge of frameworks but with broad experience in implementation and practice for pretty much all of the people she supports on a ...

The Positive Behaviour support (PBS) CoP for practitioners and implementing providers originated in and is led by Regional Organisations and it is now open to anyone across the state. This group comprises both Practitioners and implementing providers and is focused on how these groups can support each other and work together in PBS. The group meets online on the 2nd ...

Supported decision making has always been and will always be an integral part of how we understand, shape and implement support with people with a disability, particularly if they have complex communication or other needs. Any yet many service providers, practitioners, families do not know what Supported Decision Making looks like and how to embed it in people’s daily lives. ...

The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry at the University of NSW has launched MySigns, a digital tool that can be used to support the mental health assessment of people with intellectual disability and communication difficulties. What an awesome app for people with Intellectual Disabilities from the Chief Psychiatrist WA – MySigns can be accessed at www.mysigns.health and is free to ...

Here are some useful resources about the Disability Royal Commission. Please find information below on the Department of Social Services (DSS) support services funded for the Disability Royal Commission (DRC). The Department is funding free, independent counselling and advocacy support services for: People with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Anyone who is engaging with or affected ...

Yes the transition to the Quality and Safeguarding Commission Behaviour Support rules will have an impact on families and participants who self manage. But it is not as clear as we thought… Let’s discuss. Register: This event has been postponed. New event details will be available soon. Contact: For more information please contact the ECSN team on 0419 322 499 ...

Good practice does not just mean following the Quality and Safeguarding Commission reporting requirements. What does good practice look like, what are behaviour practitioners gaining from the NDS Practitioner Capability Training and how does this impact on developing a participant’s plan and measuring outcomes? Resources: Click here to listen to the recording of this presentation Click here to see the ...

One of the purposes of the Quality and Safeguarding Commission is to ‘regulate’ Restrictive Practices. Where a RP is in place, does not mean the service provider or family is doing something wrong. Let’s take some time to explore what might be a RP, the impact of context and bust some myths or inaccuracies that commonly occur. Resources: Click here ...

The WA Policy on the Authorisation of Restrictive Practices has recently been launched. What do these new rules mean for service providers and families alike? Co presented by the Department of Communities. Resources: Click here to listen to the recorded session. Click here to see the PowerPoint presentation and additional slides delivered directly by the ECSN team. Contact: For more information ...

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