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Client violence towards workers in the child, family and community welfare sector

Posted on March 12, 2020

Overview This paper explores the prevalence and presentation of client violence towards workers, considering any violent or aggressive behaviour from clients, direct associates of clients, and friends or family members of clients. It compares current research on client violence towards workers to official data reports, and considers why there might be a discrepancy between the […]

A message from NDS CEO, David Moody: The Coronavirus

Posted on March 12, 2020

Several members have contacted me over the past few days asking for any new guidance about how disability service providers should prepare for a local incidence of COVID-19. Potential issues for providers and participants are becoming increasingly evident – including staff shortages, shortages of protective equipment like masks and sanitiser, and how to navigate a […]

Update on contingency planning for coronavirus and FAQs

Posted on March 12, 2020

The situation regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to progress in NSW. The Department of Communities and Justice is continuing to monitor the situation, and we’ll provide regular updates. We’re encouraged to see that some of you have taken the initiative on planning to ensure service continuity. Some of you have also contacted your contract […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health package announced

Posted on March 12, 2020

Today the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced a health package designed to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as senior Australians, from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Importantly for the aged care sector, the package includes $101.2 million to: Educate and train aged care workers in infection control, and enable aged care providers […]