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The following information outline how we comply with the NDIS standards for Early Intervention supports for early childhood.

The Child

Participant outcome: Each child participant accesses supports that promote and respect their legal and human rights, support their development of functional skills, and enable them to participate meaningfully and be included in everyday activities with their peers.

          We will follow relevant acts and legislation in order to maintain the clients legal and human rights, including Human rights act 2019. The Privacy act 1988, Work place health and safety legislation and The freedom of information act1982. We also have our own business terms and conditions, set out and given to each new client as they engage in our service. As registered nurses we are bound by the Nursing and midwifery code of conduct and ethics, which we use in our every day practice when working with clients and their families. We are also required by law to be mandatory reporters of any child safety concerns and update our knowledge and skills annually regarding child safety regulations. we will follow all recommendation set out by The child protection Act 1999.

We aim to include and share information all of the support networks and services involved with the clients care, and share information. We will keep the clients information private and confidential. Sharing of information will follow relevant professional processes for sharing of information.

The Family

Participant outcome: Each family receives family-centred supports that are culturally inclusive, responsive, and focus on their strengths.

           Our primary role as a service provider is to work with and support the child and family members, to enhance the child’s learning and development and help them function within society.

When developing a plan , we will encourage the child and family to actively participate in decision making, as much as they feel comfortable and confident to do so, and we will use the families expertise’s and knowledge to formulate a plan that works with the families strengths, needs and priorities.

From initial contact through the whole process to transition, we will tailor our plan to meet the child and families preferences, learning styles and cultural beliefs, as well as being flexible to changes along the way.

The information and support we provide the child and family, will be clear and easy for them to understand and will be integrated into the family so that they have the flexibility to adapt and uses the resources to best fit their needs.

We will provide ongoing support and feedback for the child and family to help them make adjustments and refine their plan/resources they are using to achieve the best outcome for everyone

Inclusion

Participant outcome:  Each participant accesses supports that engage their natural environments and enable inclusive and meaningful participation in their family and community life

        Our aim is to provide support and education for the family and children with development delay and/or disability to work towards increased functional independence and social participation. We will work with the family within their home setting to promote the best learning out comes. A full assessment of the child, family and home environment will be conducted.

We will devise a plan of care for the client, will full participation from the family and their support agencies, that works best for the client and their family. We will engage all members of the child’s daily routine to help support and promote the changes that are required,as well as including and engaging the child as an active participant.

We will liaise with any other community or support agencies that the child in involved with, to collaborate and build upon strategies that are already in place. Any changes that are implemented will be done as part of the child’s daily routine, in their natural learning environment.

Collaboration

Participant outcome: Each participant receives coordinated supports from a collaborative team comprising their family, the provider and other relevant providers, to facilitate their development and address the family’s needs and priorities.

       We can provide the service of a key worker if the family require. We will use our skills as case workers to liaise will all relevant support services that the family has involved with the child’s care. If the family do not wish to use our service as a key worker, we will work along side the family to identify a suitable key worker.

As a key worker we will use suitable communication tools to collaborate and coordinate the team involved with the client. With the consent of the family we will use professional and privacy regulations to share information, knowledge and skills with the family and relevant team members. We will also provide a platform for team members and support providers to share information with the family and the others members of the team, which will ensure the planning needs are meet for each child and their families.

Capacity Building

Participant outcome: Each participant receives supports that build the knowledge, skills and abilities of the family and other collaborating providers in order to support the child’s learning and development.

        Our goal is to build the knowledge, skills and abilities of the child, family and collaborating providers to achieve the functional outcomes set out by the support plan. We aim to build the families confidence and capacity through coaching, capacity building supports and collaborative team work, with all of the team involved in the child’s plan.

We will use adult learning principles to support the family and collaborating providers strengthen their capacity building skills, gain knowledge and make adjustments to the plan, allowing for all participants to come together to share knowledge and information and work together to solve problems. By working with the family and other professionals, to help all involved better understand the families daily routine and the child’s everyday activities will support the child’s development and achieve goals. Feedback and learning with all members involvements and participation, will allow the child, family and other professionals to improve and support the delivery of the support plan. We aim to provide a platform where all team members can actively participate, give feedback, make adjustments and support each other easily an effectively.

Evidence-Informed Practice

Participant outcome: Each participant receives evidence-informed supports from providers with quality standards and validated practice.

Our methods and practices are all evidence based and thoroughly researched, providing our clients with the most up to date and relevant information. we will refer to the ECIA national guidelines ( best practice in early childhood interventions ) to guide our best practice.

We will provide information and strategies that are in accordance to best practice and abide by relevant laws and regulations. We have regular education updates to increase our skills and knowledge, attend conferences for professional development, have regular management meeting to discuss any issues with practice, staff or clients.

We work as a team to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and their families, which allows us to monitor,adjust and assess our practice throughout the time we are working with our families. We also use self reflection and self assessment as well as peer supervision/feedback.

Outcome Based Approach

Participant outcome: Each participant receives supports that are outcome-based and goal-focused

       We will provide the child and family will a full assessment of their needs, and collaborated with the child and family to formulate a plan that priorities their specific needs to enhance the child’s social-emotional well being, use of knowledge and skills and their use of behavior to get their needs.

We will document and distribute a comprehensive support plan will all interventions and functional out comes for the child and family, the family will be encourage to actively participate in the assessment, development and review of the plan.the plan will use language and terms that are appropriate and easy for the child and family to understand. The outcomes will be individualised to reflect the contextual needs of the child and family and will be functional and meaningful for the child, when setting the outcomes we will take into account the values, views and circumstances of the parents/caregivers and agreed upon by the child and family.

We will measure, evaluate and report the assessment, interventions and outcomes of the child and family. we will use the international classification of functioning disability and health framework for our assessment intervention planning and evaluation, which will be reported to the family in manful and understanding way, so the family can seethe progress and achievements and contribute to any modifications and changes that need to be made along the way.

Violence, Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation and Discrimination.

Participant outcome: Each participant accesses supports free from violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation or discrimination.

      We will follow the NDIS Code of conduct and the Australian public service code of conduct, when supporting our clients, to provide supports that are free from violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination.We will comply with the NDIS practice standards to meet all requirements from the commission We will provide each participant with information about the use of advocate and provide access to an advocate where allegations of violence, abuse , neglect, exploitation or discrimination have been made.we will use the NDIS reporting system set out by the commission to report any incidents, and keep records,detailed outcomes and investigations.We will take action to prevent similar incidents occurring and review our policies and practice regularly.We will assist and support any participant that has made allegations of violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination.

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