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Northern Territory disability service standards



Northern Territory disability service standards


Northern Territory. Territory Health Services


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The Northern Territory Disability Service Standards are based on the National (Commonwealth) Disability Service Standards. Being able to build on existing standards helps to maintain continuity and consistency, however, the current standards development process has focussed on issues particularly pertinent to the Northern Territory.These include standards promoting cultural and family relationships and appropriate support and training for support workers and volunteers.


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)




Disabilities; Delivery of service; Best practice

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Northern Territory Government


39 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/10137/82 [Department of Health]

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36 N o r t h e r n Te r r i t o r y D I S A B I L I T Y S E R V I C E S T A N D A R D S G e t t i n g t h e m o s t o u t o f l i f e . . . Examples of Poor Practice The governing body meets infrequently and irregularly. A person with a disability is present at the committee meetings but does not receive appropriate support to contribute effectively. Finances The agency will maintain financial management practices based on sound accounting principles and will ensure that funds are used for the purpose for which they are allocated. Supporting Practices The agency develops and implements financial management practices that are based on best practice accounting principles and that focus on achieving optimum outcomes for all consumers. Agency finances are subject to an annual audit by an independent qualified accountant. All consumers, members of their support networks and members of governing bodies have access to funding and service agreements between the agency and its funding bodies. Appropriate training in financial management is made available as required for members of governing bodies, agency management and consumers. Examples of Poor Practice To buy a carton of milk, a support worker needs an order form signed by the treasurer of the agency. Insurance and Asset Management The agency will have adequate levels of insurance cover and asset management practices to ensure maximum benefits for consumers. Supporting Practices The agency has appropriate and comprehensive insurance cover including public liability and professional indemnity. 8.3 8.4

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