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In Australia, and internationally, the family is recognised as the best environment for raising children wherever possible. Governments provide a range of universal and specialist services to support families. However, where a parent has a disability, particularly cognitive disability or mental...
The Funded Family Care (FFC) policy was introduced on 1st October 2013. The Ministry commissioned an evaluation to assess the impact and effectiveness of Funded Family Care and the reasons influencing its uptake in its first year of operation. Evaluation participants...
This report recommends stricter limits to reduce the number people with disabilities being sterilised without their consent.
• Under the Disability Act 2006, the Senior Practitioner seeks to manage one interface between individual freedom and public good, that is, to manage behaviour that is of danger to the person with disability or to others, or to their...
A high proportion of families with a parent with an intellectual disability will come to the attention of child protection and support agencies due to allegations that a child has been or is at risk of abuse or neglect. However, prejudice and lack of understanding...
Using the findings from the primary data collection with families and stakeholders, this report develops the understanding of resilience in these families. It also analyses service practices and models and looks at how services can assist families to build and maintain resilience. Using the findings...
The policy of the New South Wales government is that children with disabilities will have the best outcomes in a family environment. This contrasts with the past practice of placing children with profound disabilities in large institutions soon after birth. In this paper Paula Eyler...