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Factors associated with violence against women with disabilities

12 January 2015

A study from the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities at Baylor Medical Center (USA) has sought to identify factors associated with susceptibility to sexual abuse among women with physical disabilities.

NDIS expansion across Tasmania 'could create up to 1,500 jobs'

12 January 2015

In Tasmania, developments in the disability sector are looking positive, according to David Clements of National Disability Services.

Cabinet reshuffle: disability group hopes 'tough guy' Scott Morrison will bring change to social services portfolio

12 January 2015

The appointment of Scott Morrison as new Social Services Minister, following a Cabinet reshuffle, does not daunt Craig Wallace, president of People with Disability Australia (PWDA).

‘Guidelines for the prevention and management of sexual abuse for disability service providers in Western Australia’

5 January 2015

With a discussion coming up soon on abuse in disability services, there are some useful resources to refer to on the topic.  This 45-page guide is from National Disability Services in Western Australia, covering legal frameworks, and strategies to improve your organisation’s proactive stance against abuse.

Preventing and responding to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability: Tips and resources for disability service managers and staff

5 January 2015

This free resource from the Queensland government is a 52-page guide, delving into sound practice and procedure around prevention and proactive management of abuse risks in your organisation. 

Below are a few highlights from the paper, and you can download the full PDF Disability and Community Care Services: Preventing and responding to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability.