Skilled to thrive: Safeguarding support action

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Ariella Meltzer, Sandra Gendera, Rosemary Kayess
Research Areas: Disability
Funding Agency: NSW Council of Social Service
Non-Staff Involved: Sally Robinson (Centre for Children and Young People)

Current changes in disability policy, such as the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), entail a move away from substitute decision making for the person with disability to supported decision making by the person themselves, with appropriate safeguard supports to reduce the risk of harm. The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) is undertaking an action research project to develop (1) a practice model of delivering individual safeguard supports for people with disability, and (2) organisational capacity to provide best practice individual safeguarding support to a diverse range of people with disability. SPRC has been commissioned to provide research advice, research training and action research practice support to NCOSS staff to undertake the project.


Publications

Skilled to Thrive: Support to make decisions that promote personal safety and prevent harm (Project research plan) (PDF) [264 Kb]

Skilled to Thrive: Support to make decisions that promote personal safety and prevent harm (Project research plan) (Word version)

Literature and practice review: Support to make decisions that promote personal safety and prevent harm

Literature and practice review: Support to make decisions that promote personal safety and prevent harm (Word version)


Resources

Skilled to Thrive: Supporting decision making and problem solving using the Tree of Life