The Department of Social Services is seeking input from NDIS service users, carers, families and providers on the formation of a new Code of Conduct. A code of conduct is important to:
– empower people with disability in relation to their rights;
– outline expectations for providers and individual workers,
– shape the behaviour and culture of organisations; and
– provide a mechanism to enforce consequences if workers and providers do not meet expectations.
The final Code of Conduct will be enforceable by law and will include sanctions for breaches of the Code. The Code will come into effect once the NDIS is at full-scheme.
To read the discussion paper (available in Easy English), undertake the survey or upload a submission, please see the DSS website.