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Outcome Area 3: Inclusive Homes and Communities

The rights of people with disability are promoted, upheld and protected, and people with disability feel safe and enjoy equality before the law.

3.1 Improve accessibility for people with disability to connect to existing safeguarding agencies in South Australia.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • DHS will support safeguarding measures through the expansion of the State Disability Community Visitor Scheme (CVS); supporting the expansion of the Adult Safeguarding Unit, submissions to the Disability Royal Commission; and engagement in the Commonwealth Government NDIS review, which has a focus on quality and safeguarding.

Outcome measures

  • Expanded Community Visitor Scheme.
  • DHS input into the expanded Adult Safeguarding Unit.
  • Participation in submissions to the Disability Royal Commission.
  • Engagement in the NDIS Review ensuring South Australia’s needs and interests are represented.

Lead directorate

  • Social Inclusion

Original DAIP action/strategic alignment

  • Inclusive SA Action 18

3.2 Work collaboratively with government agencies, the sector and autistic people to improve the inclusion, acceptance and appreciation of autistic people in South Australia by developing the State’s first Autism Strategy and developing and Autism Charter which all public sector agencies will sign up to.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • Stakeholders (including autistic people from priority groups. LGBTIQA+ people, carers and volunteers) are involved in the development of the Autism Strategy.
  • A State Autism Strategy is developed through co-design and consultation with the autistic and autism communities.
  • An Autism Charter is developed through co-design and consultation with the autistic and autism communities.

Outcome measures

  • All public sector agencies signed up to the State Autism Charter.
  • Discussion paper is released for public consultation period of 12 weeks.
  • Opportunities provided to autistic children and young people to contribute to the consultation process.

Lead directorate

  • Social Inclusion.

3.3 Implement relevant actions to ensure children and young people in the youth justice system who have a disability can access the services they require including:

  • Accessible culturally appropriate supports
  • Child friendly feedback and complaint mechanisms.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • Enhanced staff training implemented.

Outcome measures

  • Increased accessibility of education at Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre.

Lead directorate

  • Communities and Justice

Original DAIP action/strategic alignment

  • DHS DAIP Action 9.5

3.4 Implement relevant actions in the Young People Connected, Communities Protected South Australia’s Youth Justice State Plan 2020–23 to ensure children and young people in the youth justice system who have a disability can access the services they require.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • Enhanced staff training implemented.

Outcome measures

  • Increased access to services.
  • Increased accessibility of education at Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre.

Lead directorate

  • Communities and Justice

Original DAIP action/strategic alignment

  • TAP Action 3.12

3.5 Implement improvements identified in the Youth Justice Assessment and Intervention Services Disability Screening project, such as:

· screening assessment for disability related needs for children and young people engaged in youth justice services.

· improved training regarding awareness of neuro-developmental disability and identifying and understanding how disability related needs may impact a child or young person’s behaviour.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • Improvements implemented, including improved disability needs assessment.

Lead directorate

  • Communities and Justice

Original DAIP action/strategic alignment

  • DHS DAIP Action 9.7.

3.6 Ensure an effective interface between the Disability Engagement Group and the Ministerial Advisory Councils – Disability, Youth and LGBTIQA+.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • Agenda and minutes will include Ministerial Advisory Councils and Disability Engagement Group updates.

Outcome measures

  • Information is shared.

Lead directorate

  • Social Inclusion

Original DAIP action/strategic alignment

  • Refinement of Inclusive SA Action 15.

3.7 Actively work to increase women’s knowledge about their rights by creating accessible information for women with disability about family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV), as well as maintaining up to date online resources about support services for women with disabilities and their families.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • Updates to Office for Women/Women’s Information Service website.
  • Create a new Women’s Information Service webpage for women with disability experiencing FDSV.

Outcome measures

  • Number of promotional activities for new Women’s Information Service webpage.

Lead directorate

  • Office for Women

Original DAIP action/strategic alignment

  • TAP Action 3.11
  • Supports Inclusive SA Action 33.

3.8 Safety Hubs are inclusive of women with disability, and we will engage with women with disabilities in the future design and delivery of the hubs.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • People with experience of disability are included in the design and delivery of the hubs.

Outcome measures

  • Number of lived experience people consulted.

Lead directorate

  • Office for Women

Original DAIP action/strategic alignment

  • Supports Inclusive SA Action 33.

3.9 Include actions focussed on responding to the experience of women with disability in the new FDSV strategy for SA.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • People with experience of disability are included in consultation on the new strategy.
  • Actions focused on responding to women with disability experiencing FDSV.

Outcome measures

  • Number of lived experience people consulted.

Lead directorate

  • Office for Women

Original DAIP action/strategic alignment

  • Supports Inclusive SA Action 33.

3.10 Actively encourage women with disability to register on the Premier’s Women’s Directory for opportunities to become members of Government boards and committees.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • An increase in the number of women with disability registering for the Premier’s Women’s Directory is recorded.

Lead directorate

  • Office for Women.

3.11 Lead the next iteration of Inclusive SA.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • Stakeholders (including priority groups, LGBTIQA+ people, carers and volunteers with disability) are involved in the development of the Inclusive SA Plan.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • Stakeholders (including priority groups, LGBTIQA+ people, carers and volunteers with disability) are involved in the development of the Inclusive SA Plan.

Outcome measures

  • Number of consultation, activities held.
  • Number of responses received to discussion paper from people from regional areas.

Lead directorate

  • Social Inclusion

Original DAIP action/strategic alignment

  • Target Outcome 13 Closing the Gap.

3.12 Develop an outcomes framework for DAIPs.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • New DAIPs replicate the ADS outcomes framework.

Outcome measures

  • Number of DAIPs aligned to the seven ADS outcome areas.

Lead directorate

  • Social Inclusion

3.13 Ensure all DAIPs have specific actions to include priority groups.

Key deliverables and milestones

  • Audit authorities DAIPs to ensure priority groups are included.

Outcome measures

  • Number of DAIP actions.

Lead directorate

  • Social Inclusion
Page last updated : 16 Dec 2022

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