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Future Safeguarding for People with Disability Interim Report September 2021

The Future Safeguarding for People with Disabilities - Discussion Paper delves into potential ideas, programs, services and possible legislative changes that could be introduced to further safeguard people living with disability.

Common questions to explored in the discussion paper include:

  • How can parents make provision for their son or daughter with a disability so that they will be well cared for after the parents are no longer around?
  • Who can be relied upon to care that a person with a disability is OK if parents are too frail or have passed away?
  • What role do circles of support play in future safeguarding of people with disabilities?
  • What role can siblings play when parents are no longer around and what supports might they need?

The interim report is open for consultation until 3 December 2021.

Future Safeguarding for People with Disabilities - Discussion Paper Interim Report.pdf (596kb)

A final report, including any recommendations, is expected to be handed down to the Minister in December.

To find out more about the discussion paper and the consultation, visit the Disability Advocate page on the Office of the Public Advocate website.

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