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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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7 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 Additionally, the standards aim to: focus on the outcomes of services for consumers; inform people with disabilities of their rights in relation to the type and nature of services they access; provide a guide for people with disabilities and service providers to jointly improve the appropriateness and quality of services; provide a framework for the future development of assessment and monitoring tools to measure outcomes for service consumers. The standards do not provide: a quick solution for everyday issues of service provision; a complete checklist of every issue or work practice faced by people with disabilities. Meeting these standards is only the first part of a quality assurance process to ensure that people with disabilities have access to timely and culturally appropriate services that achieve best practice benchmarks. APPLICABILITY OF THE STANDARDS The standards are relevant to: non-government and government disability service agencies; consumers and their support networks, including families and support workers; and funding bodies. These standards are intended to apply to all services for people with disabilities provided and/or funded by Territory Health Services (THS). Some of the standards may overlap with other standards such as: the National Standards for Mental Health Services; Home and Community Care (HACC) Standards and the Out of Home Care Standards (THS Family and Community Services Program). The standards are not prescriptive. All users of the standards will be expected to understand the intent and underlying principle of each standard so as to best meet requirements within existing resources. The Northern Territory Disability Service Standards Implementation Guide provides further information. G e t t i n g t h e m o s t o u t o f l i f e . . .

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