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A new practitioner resource, Understanding safeguarding practices for children with disability when engaging with organisations, is available from the Australian Institute of Family Sudies website. The resource notes that children with disability, as a group, have a nearly four times higher risk of experiencing violence than their non-disabled peers.

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A new guide developed jointly by the Australian Government and Flinders University will support mental health providers in making it easier for people with a psychosocial disability to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The guide provides practical advice based on providers’ own experiences.

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Hepatitis NSW has launched a new booklet for Aboriginal people, “Yarnin' About Hep C - a booklet about hep C for Aboriginal people in NSW”. It is an important initiative, given the recent improvements in hep C treatment. For example, did you know that new medications are suitable for all people with hep C, irrespective of their sub-type (genotype)?

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The ANCAP Safety app lets you compare the safety rating of your current car with that one you're looking to buy. You can store notes on potential cars, keep details on hand in the unlucky event of a crash, and stay posted on the latest ratings and vehicle safety news. The free app is available to download from both the App Store and Google Play.

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National Disability Services (NDS) has released a glossary of key terms and acronyms used in National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) transition and implementation. The glossary is available to download and complements the NDIS Glossary on the NDIS website. Providers are encouraged to review the NDIS website for resources and guidance

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WWDA Youth Network has created the Human Rights Workbook to help young women and girls with disability learn about their human rights. If you are a woman or girl with disability and would like to learn more about your human rights and how they can be used to achieve change in your life or the lives of other women and girls with disability, this Workbook is for you.

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The CP Channel app contains nearly 100 videos from world experts on cerebral palsy (CP) and key disability advocates. The app was created by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, based in the United States, and built on their video library, featuring subjects including understanding brain injury and considerations about surgery.

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Seniors Rights Service (SRS) is a community legal centre specialising in the rights of older people. They provide free talks on seniors rights to community organisations, such as the members of LCSA NSW. Contact SRS to arrange a speaker to attend your next meeting to conduct an education session

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This paper from the Australian Institute of Family Studies provides an overview of child deaths due to child abuse and neglect in Australia and set these statistics in an international context. Child deaths from abuse and neglect are deaths resulting from acts of physical violence or neglect of a child that are perpetrated by a family member or caregiver.

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A new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health, has been launched by the Federal government. The gateway forms part of the government’s $4 billion annual investment in mental health. Head to Health is an essential tool for the one in five working age Australians who will experience a mental illness each year.