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Disability SA - policies and guidelines

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Compensable Clients with Disability policy
Direct health support
'Do With Not For' statement of intent
Eligibility for Disability Services and Programs sector-wide policy
Family members as unpaid carers
Interstate funding portability
Managing Critical Client Incidents
Reporting of Incidents to SA Police by NGOs guideline
Safeguarding people with disability
Transportation of people with disability

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Compensable Clients with Disability polic y

This policy describes the rationale and process for people with disability who may be receiving compensation, and who pay for support services from or funded by Disability SA and/or Disability and Domiciliary Care Services Divisions.

Direct health support

This policy is a framework for providing direct health support to people with disability, including those with complex health support needs..

This guideline is to be read in conjunction with the policy.

'Do With Not For' statement of intent

This statement is about disability services working to person-centred practice and rights-based delivery in South Australia.

Eligibility for Disability Services and Programs Sector-Wide policy

This policy provides a framework to determine eligibility for disability services provided or funded by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

Family members as unpaid carers policy

This policy clarifies the Government's position on the role of family members undertaking the care for relatives with disability as opposed to paid care workers, in response to applications received requesting payment to family members for the provision of care. The policy aims to protect the interests and rights of people with disability.

This policy precludes the employment of family members as attendants, except in exceptional circumstances.

Interstate funding portability

This policy affirms our commitment to help people access disability services if and when they move interstate.

Managing Critical Client Incidents

A critical client incident has, or may have, a serious negative effect on a client's health, safety or wellbeing. We have methods to deal with such events..

Management practices around these incidents

Reporting of incidents to SA Police by NGOs guideline

This guideline tells disability service providers about their responsibilities to report serious incidents to the South Australian Police, DCSI Care Concern Investigations, and the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

Safeguarding people with disability

These policies guide disability service providers on the principles of safeguarding and safeguarding activities to protect and promote the rights of people with disability.There is one overarching policy and three companion policies.

Transportation of people with disability

This code of practice describes the minimum standards required of service providers and drivers when transporting clients.

More information

A Worker's Guide to Safeguarding People with Disability from Abuse

This non-mandatory guide for workers in the disability sector was developed by the Abuse and Restrictive Practices Sub-Committee of the Australasian Disability Professionals - South Australian Chapter.

The Worker's Guide was sponsored by Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability.

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