Man painting gay flag on brick wall

A new glossary of the language and terminology associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities is available online. The resource sheet, created by Child Family Community Australia, will help services and organisations ensure they are inclusive and respectful.

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Child Family Community Australia has released a new resource sheet, titled Risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect. The resource sheet provides an overview of the risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect in families. It is designed for practitioners and policy-makers who work in the areas of child maltreatment.

Man with Downs Syndrome using an iPad

Earlier this year, Leep engaged NSW CID (NSW Council for Intellectual Disability) and syfte (a human design company) to assist us in conducting research with people with mild to moderate intellectual disability, receiving NDIS, to assess their readiness and motivation for digital literacy skills.

Plywood house model

Government-operated group homes are currently transferring to non-government providers. Residents and their families can raise questions and concerns about how this transfer may affect them by contacting Transfer Connect, a new service operated by Mission Australia. The service will support people with disability whose specialist disability services

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As part of the Reconnections program, Synapse (former Brain Injury Association of NSW) has created a private Facebook group for people with brain injury to connect online. The process for applying for membership of the group includes being made aware of the guidelines of the group and agreeing to them.

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LawAccess NSW has published new and updated content in the Representing Yourself section of their website. This includes Debt, Car accidents and Recovery of goods, and a new topic, Local Courts – Small Claims. The new topic deals with local court processes for the recovery of debt or goods of $10,000 or less.

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The Department of Social Services' online disability advocacy finder now includes NDIS Appeals and state- and territory-funded advocacy providers. The finder will also continue to help people with disability find National Disability Advocacy Program services across Australia. It can be accessed from the Department of Social Services’ website.