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Disability Strategies will examine current issues in the disability sector explored within the context of social justice and human rights. 'Social justice' is based on the application of equity, rights, access and participation principles.
- Equity - fairness in the distribution of resources, particularly for those in need
- Rights - equality of rights established and promoted for all people
- Access - fair access for all people to economic resources, services and rights essential to their quality of life
- Participation - opportunity for all people to genuinely participate in the community and be consulted on decisions which affect their lives.
Disability lawyers promise to properly file his client's appeal in a timely and persuasive manner with the appeals board. Attorneys are very familiar with the appeals process and most attorneys possess years of experience with the appeals process and are aware of any new rules and procedures involved in the appeals process. The person who is appealing his rejected claim has a much better chance of winning his appeal if he has legal counsel by his side.
The person who appeals his rejection without the help of an attorney has a much smaller chance of winning at appeal than the same person who has legal representation.
Why Don't Multiple Agency Child Welfare Initiatives Deliver? A Counterpoint to Best Practice Literature - C&DS report 2012
This report presents the findings of a review of literature about multi-agency working within the context of providing child welfare services. The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) was commissioned to undertake this research by the NSW Ombudsman to inform policy design and development.
In 2011, the NSW Ombudsman commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to undertake a review of literature relating to multi-agency child welfare initiatives.
At this time, the NSW government was implementing significant changes to child protection services through Keep Them Safe that are underpinned by the notion that child protection is ‘everybody’s business’.
A common problem that has been identified through the NSW Ombudsman’s work in the child protection area has been a failure of agencies to deliver a coordinated response with a positive outcome to vulnerable families. Significant resources and efforts have been devoted to establishing Keep Them Safe
Recommendations to the Victoria Police
In conjunction with the Department of Human Services and Corrections Victoria, develop a governance model for the operation of the Sex Offenders Register which promotes greater collaboration with agencies in relation to the prevention of the sexual abuse of children. The potential contribution of other agencies should also be considered during the development of the governance model.
Conduct regular audits of the information received at the registry to ensure that offenders who have disclosed unsupervised contact with a child are being reported to the Department of Human Services.
Develop a protocol with the Department of Human Services and Corrections Victoria for the release and sharing of information on registered sex offenders.