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National Standards for Disability Services 2013

Department of Social Services Commonwealth of Australia Country Resources disability, Disability Policies Australia Policy document Accessibility, CRPD

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The National Standards for Disability Services (National Standards) will help to promote and drive a nationally consistent approach to improving the quality of services. They focus on rights and outcomes for people with disability.

The National Standards were first produced in 1993. They have been revised to reflect current language, philosophies and service models, particularly the move towards individualised supports and person-centred service delivery. In 2010, people with disability, their family & carers, service providers and advocates provided feedback on the 1993 National Standards with comprehensive consultation led by the Disability Studies and Research Centre of the University of New South Wales. Consultation focused on awareness and use of the standards, language, meaning, relevance and utility.

Based on this feedback, the National Standards were revised with a draft version tested nationally in 2012. People with disability, family, friends & carers, service providers, advocacy organisations and quality bodies informed the development of the revised National Standards.

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