Safeguarding task force

The State Government has announced a 12-member task force to examine gaps in oversight and safeguarding for people living with disability in South Australia.

The task force, appointed by the Minister for Human Services and co-chaired by Disability Advocate, Dr David Caudrey and Disability Rights Advocate, former MLC, Kelly Vincent, will make swift recommendations to the Federal and State Governments.

An interim report has been published, with a final report to be delivered by the end of July 2020.

Safeguarding Task Force Interim Report 15 June 2020 (PDF 839.8 KB)

Safeguarding Task Force Terms of Reference (DOC 205.0 KB)

Easy read versions

Safeguarding Task Force Interim Report 15 June 2020 – Easyread (PDF 5.3 MB)

Safeguarding Task Force Interim Report 15 June 2020 – Easyread (DOCX 39.4 KB)

You can email the Task Force at disability.advocate@sa.gov.au.

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Background:
The Safeguarding Task Force, was established in May 2020 to examine the current gaps in oversight and safeguarding for people living with disability in South Australia following the tragic circumstances surrounding the passing of Ms Ann Marie Smith.
 
The Task Force is considering the  gaps in safeguarding arrangement for people with disabilities in South Australia arising from the policies and practices of:
• the National Disability Insurance Agency
• the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
• State Government instrumentalities.
 
The Task Force seeks to consider the gaps from a developmental, preventative and corrective perspective.
 
The Task Force provided an interim report to the Minister for Human Services on 15 June 2020 and will present a final report on 31 July 2020.
 
The reports will include recommendations to the State Government regarding areas that need to be addressed urgently in order to safeguard South Australian citizens with disability.
 

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