Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum

This forum series provides a space for advocates to gain practical information and share knowledge by participating in topical, interactive sessions. It’s more imperative than ever to keep abreast with the ever changing disability services and supports landscape with the introduction of the NDIS and to understand the impact this will have on the practice of disability advocacy.

There are 3 forums scheduled for 2017.  The agenda format includes 3  sessions and ends with an update from the Office for Disability. The February forum will be live streamed and captioned.

Agenda – February Forum

‘Zero Tolerance’ of abuse: Response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services

Zero Tolerance’ of abuse in disability services is the focus of the Victorian Government’s response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services.  The response was tabled in Parliament on 26 November 2016. Anna Guglielmucci, Assistant Director and Vanessa Stevens-Downie, Principal Policy Officer, Safeguarding and Disability Supports, DHHS will provide an update on implementation of the response and discuss opportunities for collaboration with the advocacy sector.

NDIS readiness for advocates

The NDIS is rolling out across Victoria giving thousands the opportunity to start new plans for the first time while investigating local support options.  Catherine McAlpine, Manager Disability Loop at AFDO will introduce a new ‘Tip Sheet’ for the planning process and provide some perspectives on the Local Area Coordinators and the Service Coordination roles at the NDIS.

Absolutely Everyone: State disability plan 2017-2020

Absolutely everyone: state disability plan 2017-2020 started on 1 January 2017. Mark Feigan, Senior Policy Officer and Angela Healy, Manager from the Office for Disability will provide an overview of the new plan followed by Q&As and small group discussions to explore how the plan might be used as an advocacy tool.

Office for Disability Update

This session provides a unique opportunity for the Office for Disability to update the sector directly on key government initiatives including ongoing work to strengthen the Victorian disability advocacy program.

Live stream link:
https://livestream.com/accounts/10732470/events/7007261

 

 

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When?

DateTimeVenue
Wed 22nd Feb, 201711:00am - 4:00pmQueen Victoria Women's Centre
Victoria Room
Level 4/210 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Thu 18th May, 201711:00am - 4:00pmQueen Victoria Women's Centre
Victoria Room
Level 4/210 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Tue 21st Nov, 201711:00am - 4:00pmQueen Victoria Women's Centre
Victoria Room
Level 4/210 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne

Registration and RSVP

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Cost
Free
Provider/Organiser
DARU
Event type
Sector Forum
Contact Person
Natasha Brake
Phone number
(03) 9639 5807
Email number
admin@daru.org.au