The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. They regulate NDIS providers, provide national consistency, promote safety and quality services, resolve problems and identify areas for improvement.
The NDIS Commission:
- responds to concerns, complaints and reportable incidents, including abuse and neglect of NDIS participants
- promotes the NDIS principles of choice and control, and works to empower participants to exercise their rights to access quality services as informed, protected consumers
- requires NDIS providers to uphold participants’ rights to be free from harm
- registers and regulates NDIS providers and oversees the new NDIS Code of Conduct and NDIS Practice Standards
- provides guidance and best practice information to NDIS providers on how to comply with their registration responsibilities
- monitors compliance against the NDIS Code of Conduct and NDIS Practice Standards, including undertaking investigations and taking enforcement action
- monitors the use of restrictive practices within the NDIS with the aim of reducing and eliminating such practices
- is working in collaboration with states and territories to design and implement nationally consistent NDIS worker screening
- focuses on education, capacity building and development for people with disability, NDIS providers and workers
- facilitates information sharing with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), state and territory authorities and other Commonwealth regulatory bodies.