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Other ENU work

Exceptional Needs Executive Committee

The Exceptional Needs Unit (ENU) convenes the Exceptional Needs Executive Committee (ENEC).

This committee is an across-government senior officers' group leading high-level, strategic oversight of contemporary government policy and service responses to people with high and exceptional needs.

Research and projects

The ENU conducts and contributes to research, policy and practice analysis.

We also undertake activities to inform the broader agenda on issues around people with exceptional needs.


Tip of Another Iceberg (2014)

Vulnerable Young People Exiting Guardianship of the Minister Report (2015)

People with Intellectual Disability and other cognitive disability in the criminal justice system

In November 2013, Professor Eileen Baldry from the University of New South Wales accepted an invitation from ENEC to visit them in Adelaide, South Australia. She gave a powerful presentation about People with Intellectual Disability and other cognitive disability in the criminal justice system

The event was video recorded and a USB containing the full presentation is available at no cost on request to the Exceptional Needs Unit. You may also download just Professor Baldry's PowerPoint presentation at Lifecourse institutional pathways for people experiencing disadvantage and disability.


Better Together SA Framework for South Australians with exceptional needs

Offender Management Plan

Offender Management Plan co-presentation to national criminal justice conference

OMP presentation

Vulnerable Persons Framework

APY Steering Committee PSB subcommittee

Practice analysis


Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign

Public Health Association of Australia – National Complex Needs Alliance

The Exceptional Needs Unit was summonsed to appear before and make representation to the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission.


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